Sir Alex Ferguson wished he had signed Eric Djemba-Djemba later on in his career claims the £3.5m Old Trafford flop…
Manchester United flop Eric Djemba-Djemba has revealed a startling revelation about former manager Sir Alex Ferguson, claiming that the Scottish boss wished he signed him later in his career, according to Four Four Two.
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Djemba-Djemba has gone down in history as one of the worst signings of Ferguson’s reign at Old Trafford, with the Cameroon international becoming a total flop at the club following his £3.5m signing.
He made just 20 appearances during his two years at the club, and his failure to produce at the top level saw him shipped out as soon as possible by the Premier League club.
The midfielder revealed recently that Ferguson was still a big fan of his, and claimed he was perhaps too young when he signed him in 2003.
“I bumped into him [Ferguson] in Denmark at an event,” he said.
“I was playing my best football of my life at the time and we had just narrowly missed out on qualifying for the Champions League after losing to Villarreal.
“He said to me that he had seen how I’d been playing, and congratulated me. Then he told me that he wished he’d signed me later in my career, after seeing how I’d been doing in Denmark. It was quite a compliment from a man who I looked up to.
“Maybe I was too young, I don’t know.”
Djemba-Djemba highlighted the fact that even managers as fantastic and well respected as Ferguson were capable of serious mmisjudgmentsand mistakes.