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Mikel Obi has no regrets choosing Chelsea over Man Utd
By: News Editor
Tue, 4 Oct 2022   ||   United Kingdom, London

The former Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi has said choosing Chelsea over Premier League rivals Manchester United was the best decision of his life.
Mikel disclosed this during an interview with BBC Sport Africa.
The former Super Eagles captain made a controversial move to Chelsea in 2006 after Manchester United claimed they had already signed him.
After a protracted saga that lasted for months, Chelsea offered to pay Manchester United $12m, while Mikel’s then Danish club Lyn Oslo got $4m.
Mikel spent 11 years at Stamford Bridge, winning the UEFA Champions League, Europa League, two Premier Leagues, two League Cups, and four FA Cups.
Mikel said; “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.”
“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.”



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