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Veron: Man Utd, Chelsea experience almost turned me off football

Argentina star Juan Sebastian Veron has slammed English football.

The former Manchester United and Chelsea flop says his time in the Premier League nearly made him quit football altogether.

Veron told the News of the World: "I wandered around Europe like a gypsy, without ever finding happiness or somebody who understood me.

"That's why I went back to Estudiantes. I was tired of being a wanderer.

"England has a spectacular Premier League but that's it. They don't train very much and there were no proper warm-ups at Manchester United.

"Paul Scholes would turn up and fire off a shot, without warming up, from 50 metres towards the goal even when it was minus five degrees. I did that once and I pulled a muscle from my knee to my hip.

"I was never happy in England and my time there made me question my desire to continue playing."

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