Veron disappointed with Ferguson
By Patrick Goss
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Chelsea signing, labelled a Premiership flop by Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson, believes he was deliberately misinformed about his importance to the English champions, and feels a little betrayed by his former manager.
"He [Ferguson] gave me the impression I was wanted," said Veron. "But when there was more money on the table his conversation changed.
"That's a hard one for me.
"The story was running and running and nobody in Manchester was denying it so I asked Ferguson 'Do you want me in the squad?'.
"He gave me a rather convoluted explanation about the tactics of his midfield, saying in a very roundabout way that he would find it difficult to play me from the start if this and that and the other happened.
"So eventually I just confronted him and said 'I'm not asking you if I will start every game, I am asking do you want me in your squad?'
"Then he came out with the line about Chelsea's offer being very good, financially interesting, tempting.
"I realised it was all about money. I said I'm not interested in money but if that's what this is about I guess that was the turning point for me."