In 2012 United wanted to sign Hazard, but he chose to join Chelsea
Then-United boss Sir Alex Ferguson said afterward that the Belgian wasn’t worth 34 million pounds paid for him by The Blues
The time did tell that highly rated United legend was really wrong after all
chelsea247 dug out an ancient quote by the former Man United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, which shows that the respectable coach had once blatantly misjudged Eden Hazard.
In 2012 United were amongst the suitors of the Belgian, but in the end, he opted for a Chelsea move. Ferguson then proceeded to diminish the value that Hazard could bring to his side.
He said to Sky Sports:
“There is a borderline in terms of what you would think is a good signing for United. I see some values on players, like Hazard for instance. To me, it was a lot of money. He’s a good player, but £34 million?
“What we’re finding anyway, the climate for buying these top players – not just the transfer fees, the salaries, agents’ fees – is just getting ridiculous now.
“In the Hazard deal, Chelsea paid the agent £6 million. The [Samir] Nasri situation was the same.
“It’s all about what you think is value for a player. I am not envious of those deals at all. We placed a value on Hazard which was well below what they were talking about.”