Ronaldinho, during a friendly match against the Manchester United

'RONNIE' CHOSE THE CAMP NOU

The Manchester United almost snatches Ronaldinho to the FC Barcelona

Published:15/05/2020 - 13:29h

Updated:15/05/2020 - 13:29h

Paul Scholes has explained that the Manchester United was very near of signing Ronaldinho Gaúcho, and that so only some days afterwards received the notice that the Brazilian went to Barça

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The legendary midfield player of the Manchester United, Paul Scholes, has explained how of distinct could have been the career of Ronaldinho Gaúcho, the one who after abandoning Paris Saint-Germain was about to to go to Old Trafford instead of to the Camp Nou, in 2003. In a podcast presented by Robbie Savage, Scholes relates that when seeming Sir Alex Ferguson already had almost tied to 'Ronnie' that summer.

"I do not remember which year was, but thought that the míster already had it. We were of pre-season and were about to to announce it and to give him dorsal, but changed of idea in the last minute and fichó by the Barcelona", remembers Scholes, that some days afterwards had to play with the Manchester United a friendly party of pre-season in Seattle, precisely in front of the Barça of Ronaldinho.

"Had many win. Ronaldinho... Which player! We thought that it would bring us something special to the team, resembled what supposed Cantona in his day. And three days afterwards touched us play against him in Seattle, so all the world tried to give him patadas. We try to go to by him by not to come with us", rememora between laughs the mythical member of the 'network devils' and of the English selection.

What happened afterwards, already is history of the very known football by all. As a result of his arrival in 2003, Ronaldinho finished of eclosionar and exhibited his best game during a polish in the FC Barcelona, until the summer of 2008, in which it did the just cases when Pep Guardiola took the reins of the first team. 'Ronnie' fichó by the AC Milan that campaign 2007-08, after having attained the Balloon of Gold in 2005 dress of Barcelona.

Never it was the same after leaving the Barça

Ronaldinho Left big goals, dribblings and details of quality in the group 'rossonero', although to years light of the showed in the FC Barcelona. After some years in Italy, returned to Brazil to play in the Athletic Mineiro and gave beginning to a periplo by Sudamérica, going through distinct clubs until his official withdrawal of the football does some years.

Recently it has lived one of the stages more convulsas, when having remained in a Paraguayan prison of maximum security during several weeks for going in to the country with false passport, beside his brother Roberto of Assís. From it does some days has achieved to happen the preventive penalty in a hotel of luxury, in what follows confined to day of today, waiting for that resolve the pending trial.

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