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Former Arsenal and Chelsea star admits ‘regret’ at not joining Man Utd

Former Arsenal and Chelsea star Emmanuel Petit has admitted that he regrets not playing for Manchester United at some point during his career.

The Frenchman moved to the Premier League back in 1997, joining Arsenal from Monaco for £2.5 million. He quickly became an important member of the Arsenal squad, forming a formidable partnership with Patrick Vieira, winning the league and FA Cup double in his debut season.

He ultimately left in 2000, moving to Barcelona along with Marc Overmars for £7m. However after just one season at the Nou Camp, he was linked with a return to the Premier League, with Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester United all supposedly interested in signing him.

He decided to return to London to play for Arsenal’s rivals Chelsea, where he spent three seasons before retiring in 2004 after a number of injuries.

However, speaking the now 47-year-old has admitted that he regrets the decision not to play for Manchester United at some point in his career.

He told Reddit: “Yes, I could have played for Manchester United. I really regret not doing that now.

“I could’ve played with Giggs, Scholes etc. Some amazing players.”

Petit played under Arsene Wenger twice in his career, firstly at Monaco and then of course at Arsenal. Wenger takes his Arsenal side to face Manchester United for the final time in his22 year career in charge of the Gunners tomorrow.

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