Mikel Obi reveals why he rejected Manchester United and joined Chelsea

Mikel Obi reveals why he rejected Manchester United and joined Chelsea

Mikel Obi narrates why he chose to join Chelsea ahead of Manchester United.

Mikel Obi Stated :

“On one hand, Sir Alex Ferguson was pleading with me to join United, while on the other, Roman Abramovich was hosting me in London and keeping my whereabouts a closely guarded secret. I was a kid at the time, and it was a lot to take in.

“After a while, a FIFA representative called me.” We understand you’re a young player with two clubs vying for your attention. There is nothing we can do for you. If you don’t want to go, you can’t. We need to know.’

“I contemplated it for a long time. It was the most significant decision of my life.

Why did I make up my mind? In addition to myself, Chelsea had signed three other Nigerian players. They were staying at my London home while I was away. I was making a decision that would affect the lives of these men. I couldn’t find them if I went to United. They’d have a future if I went to Chelsea. What mattered most to me was giving them a chance, no matter how long it took.

Mikel Obi reveals why he rejected Manchester United and joined Chelsea

“That day, four people’s lives were impacted because I chose Chelsea.”