Ander Herrera had “already made the decision to play in Paris” by the time Manchester United tried to tempt him to stay.
Herrera joined PSG for a football-f**king amount of cash earlier this month, bringing to an end his five-year spell with United.
The Spaniard was reported to have felt ‘disrespected’ by the club’s offer of a pay cut, but “differences” over his “importance” within Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s “project” played a part.
“I don’t like looking at the past,” Herrera told Marca. “But there were differences regarding the project and my importance within it.”
Not British, young or buzzy enough, fella.
“I was very happy, I have a lot to thank the club for, the fans and also Solskjaer. He did a lot for me to stay, but things didn’t happen. They arrived late and, by then, I’d already made the decision to play in Paris.
“I am very happy to have made that decision because I am enjoying this magnificent city, this beautiful stadium and this club, which has a glamour few can match.
“To leave United, the biggest team in England, you need something like PSG, which is the biggest in France. I could not play in another English club. PSG is a group in continuous development and which is in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
“I visited it as a tourist and I fell in love. Now I have the chance to play for his team, which has a very high ceiling and goals, and which has some of the best players in the world.”