Jeremy Menez: 'Saying no to Sir Alex Ferguson wasn't easy'

AC Milan midfielder Jeremy Menez reveals that it was a difficult decision to turn down Manchester United earlier in his playing career.

AC Milan midfielder Jeremy Menez has revealed that he once turned down a transfer to Manchester United while Sir Alex Ferguson was in charge at the club.

Menez recently moved to Milan, following previous stints at Paris Saint-Germain and Roma, with the France international suggesting that he instead wanted to figure out his own path when United came calling.

"Saying no to Ferguson wasn't easy, but I was still young and I had to follow my own path," said Menez, according to the Daily Express.

"Then when [Vincenzo] Montella came to Roma, it became difficult. Before he came, I was playing all the time, but he had different ideas.

"I was then a first-team regular at Paris Saint-Germain under Carlo Ancelotti, but Laurent Blanc came along and he dropped me.

"After an operation, I came back and scored, but nothing changed. I accepted his decision, even if it was hard. It was a difficult year, but it helped me grow."

Milan currently find themselves in top spot in the Serie A table, following two wins from two games.

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