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Manchester United: Red Devils fans remember Juan Sebastian Veron

Manchester United: Red Devils fans remember Juan Sebastian Veron - Manchester United

Plenty of Manchester United fans reacted to an article from The Athletic branding former player Juan Sebastian Veron as “the most brilliant flop English football ever saw.”

Sir Alex Ferguson signed Veron from Lazio in 2001 for a then-British transfer record fee worth £28.1m in 2001, and the centre-midfielder ended up scoring just 11 goals and registering 11 assists in over 80 appearances for the Red Devils, and after two unspectacular seasons, he moved to London and joined rivals, Chelsea.

Unfortunately for the Argentine, his arrival coincided with the peak of golden boys David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Roy Keane and Paul Scholes, and he struggled to make much of an impact.

It is fair to say Veron largely failed to live up to expectations, and his stint in English football never quite worked out, although he did lift the Premier League trophy in 2003.

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As expected, a large section of the Old Trafford faithful weighed in on the publication’s views, with one supporter noting “he was ahead of his time, would have been brilliant in the United 07/08/09 team.”

Have a read through some of the mixed reactions down below…

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