Sport News

I’ve No Regrets Picking Chelsea Over Manchester United – Mikel Obi

Former Chelsea Midfielder John Mikel Obi has said he has good memories of his time with Chelsea and has no regrets picking the London side over Manchester United.

Mikel enjoyed a successful 11-year spell at the Stamford Bridge and is one of the most decorated African players in history.

He won two Premier Leagues, two League Cups, one UEFA Champions League, one Europa League, and four FA Cups during his time with the West London club.

Mikel made a controversial move to Chelsea in 2006 after Manchester claimed they had already signed him.

After a lengthy saga which lasted for months, Chelsea offered to pay Manchester United $12m, while Mikel’s then Danish club Lyn Oslo got $4m.

“I don’t regret any decision I made because I enjoyed everything I achieved at Chelsea – it’s the best decision I have ever made in my life,” Mikel told BBC Sport Africa.

“I signed a pre-contract for Manchester United when I was 17. If you are a kid and you see Sir Alex Ferguson right in front of you with the contract, of course you will be tempted.”

The Chelsea legend left the Blues side for the Chinese Super League club, Tiajin Teda, in 2017.

ALSO CHECK:  Reactions as Thomas Partey is accused of rape by girlfriend