Former Chelsea winger Damien Duff has revealed not playing for Manchester United is the biggest regret of his career.
Despite enjoying a trohy-laden career at Stamford Bridge, the Irishman has revealed not moving to Old Trafford is an opportunity he regrets missing out on.
Speaking back in 2017, Damien Duff said: “I met Sir Alex Ferguson a long time ago. I was just a nervous wreck, they [Manchester United] were my [favourite] club. Obviously before I was at Chelsea I was at Blackburn Rovers and I wanted to go there but it didn’t materialise, back then I think my fee was £15 million.
“I ended up going for £17 million [to Chelsea], it’s a lot of money and it didn’t quite happen. Nearly went to Liverpool, didn’t quite happen. Everything happens for a reason. It’s only kind of years later, I meet Roy [Keane] when he joined back up with the Irish team and he was like ‘why didn’t you come?’
“I said I wanted to come and then you realise right, well something has gone missing somewhere along the line. I always supported the teams who I played for, supported Blackburn, supported Chelsea, but it’s only kind of when I retired I’ve realised, my God I just love Man United.
“Driving there with my kids last week, I brought them over and I see the Man United sign at Old Trafford, and I was like, that’s ingrained in me. I used to watch my Man United videos when I was four, five, and it just kind of all came flooding back. It was [Michael] Carrick’s testimonial match but it felt like my day!”