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Birmingham's De Ridder: I'd be better at Man Utd

Daniel de Ridder insists he's happy with his decision to choose Birmingham City over Ajax last summer.

The Dutch winger had the choice of both clubs as he left Celta Vigo and opted for the Premiership club: "Manager Steve Bruce was much more convincing than Henk ten Cate and Martin van Geel.

"According to the manager, I looked like Ryan Giggs and I could be just as big. He was great."

Asked about his relationship with new Brum boss Alex McLeish, De Ridder told De Volkskrant: "He said that I'd be better in a team that plays football with better players around me.

"You could almost believe that I would be better at Manchester United."

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