Ronaldinho nearly joined Manchester United

Ronaldinho recounted in an interview that he nearly joined Manchester United over FC Barcelona.

The ex Barça star was fortunately swayed with the help of Joan Laporta and Sandro Rosell in his decision to join the Catalan giants. More on Ronaldinho

Ronaldinho: I regret not playing more seasons with Lionel Messi

Speaking to The Daily Mail newspaper ahead of Brazil’s clash against England on Wednesday night at Wembley stadium, Ronaldinho said he regrets not having played more seasons with Lionel Messi. Ronaldinho said that Messi was a good friend and that even at a young age he could tell that he was going to be the best in the world.