Roma legend Daniele De Rossi has revealed that he was put off signing for Manchester United due to the strength of their midfield.
While De Rossi recently retired after a brief spell at Boca Juniors, the Italian spent the bulk of his career at Roma, making 616 appearances in all competitions.
Speaking to Sky Sport Italia, De Rossi said: "Since I was a child I have loved United. It was the right choice that I didn't go to Manchester because there was Keane and Scholes, incredible players."
De Rossi was part of the Italy squad which won the World Cup in 2006.