Seemingly, Chelsea's pursuit was founded on the belief that he wanted to go back to them, and that would see the deal through. Seems like that might not have been the case at all.
“It’s the biggest club in the world. It’s a club that’s hungry to win the league again, to be dominant in the world again. This is the sort of opportunity that I always wanted since I was a child and when they came calling I didn’t have to think twice.”
“I’m really delighted to hopefully be part of their history. Who would say no to the biggest club in the world? The best stadium in England, the best fans, it’s the perfect opportunity.
“I always said that I wanted to play for a team that was challenging for every trophy that there is, and I think Manchester United at the minute wants to be that dominant team, that dominant force.
“And if you look at their history it says enough and to become part of a club like them is something that I really wanted, and I’m thankful for the opportunity that they gave me.”
“Now it’s time to work hard, work harder than I ever did before and I’m willing to do it and hopefully it will come (off) a good way.”
Sounds like he's got his head screwed on right, brilliant attitude from him.