Fergie confirms Blues' Veron move
By Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Speculation has raged in recent weeks over whether the former Lazio star would make a £14 million switch to Stamford Bridge following his patchy time at United, but Ferguson revealed that Veron had decided to stay at Old Trafford, and stated he was pleased at the player's choice.
"Yes, there was a situation where Chelsea tried to buy him," declared the Red Devils' supremo
"I left it to him and he wants to stay and that's good.
"It's probably as well that he didn't go. He is a very important member of our squad."
Although Ferguson admitted that Chelsea did make a concerted bid to sign the enigmatic schemer, United chief executive Peter Kenyon claimed he had received nothing from the West Londoners in the way of a formal offer.