Eden Hazard admits he chose Chelsea ahead of Manchester United. Despite also the interest of Manchester City, Hazard said the choice came down to just two teams and has explained his decision to snub Sir Alex Ferguson in favour of a move to west London.

Hazard told RMC: "I've always said I wanted to play in England. There was a struggle between Chelsea and United but according to me Chelsea has the best project.

"The team is young and I have a better chance to play there. At 21 Real Madrid or Barcelona would have been more difficult for me.

"If I play well enough at Chelsea I could win my place in the starting team. When they won the Champions League I told myself 'why not Chelsea?'"