Bayern winger does not regret Man United snub

Posted on Oct 24 2014 - 1:19pm by Staff Writer

Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben has said he does not regret snubbing Manchester United before joining Chelsea in 2004.

The Dutch international has been linked with a move to Old Trafford over the years, but came extremely close to joining the Premier League club before opting to join Chelsea in 2004.

Robben would further go on to play for Real Madrid and then – Bayern Munich and he insists that snubbing Man United was the correct decision.

Robben told the Daily Telegraph: “No, because if you look at the prizes I won with Chelsea, that says everything you need to say.

“I made the right decision, to work with a great manager like Mourinho. I made a big step there, developed myself as a player and won two leagues in three years, two League Cups and an FA Cup. It all worked out.

“I am very happy with how things went and at Bayern, it is the best team, for sure, that I have played with.”

Robben’s time with Bayern Munich has been largely successful and he spoke of his happiness at the club, confirming that he does not feel the need to join a club in the Premier League or La Liga.

“I am 30 now, it is not like I want to go to a new league,” Robben added. “I have been in England, I have been in Spain, so I don’t have that desire, but that is all to do with the club I am with now.

“I am 100 per cent convinced I will stay here for a very long time. I am enjoying it so much in Germany. It is the perfect club with the perfect coach for me.

“My family is happy, we have lived here for five years and I am exactly at the place I want to be. It cannot be better than it is at the moment, so you don’t need to have thoughts about other clubs and other leagues.

“If you see me again in three years in the Premier League, then who knows, but at the moment, there is not even one per cent of me thinking about going to England or anywhere.”