Arjen Robben snubbed Man Utd for Chelsea transfer as ‘he did not like smell of training ground’, claims Rio Ferdinand – The Sun

RIO FERDINAND claims Arjen Robben snubbed Manchester United for Chelsea in 2004 because he "didn’t like the smell" of the training ground.

Robben won two Premier League titles, one FA Cup and two League Cups under Jose Mourinho after joining the Blues from PSV Eindhoven for £12million.

The former Netherlands international scored 19 goals and provided 22 assists in 106 times before departing for Real Madrid in 2007.

But things could have turned out very differently in English football had Robben joined United instead.

Indeed, he even visited Old Trafford and Carrington as an agreement neared.

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