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Sport Kleberson reveals he was TRICKED into joining Manchester United after Ronaldinho said he would be going there too... only to move to Barcelona and the 'warm weather' instead

16:15  14 december  2019
16:15  14 december  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Kleberson has told FourFourTwo that Ronaldinho said he was going to join Manchester United with him in 2003 – but headed for Barcelona “ There were two clubs interested in signing me: Manchester United and Leeds," Kleberson explains in the January 2020 issue of FourFourTwo, out

Former Manchester United midfielder Kleberson has revealed Ronaldinho duped him into signing for the club back in 2003. Years on from his failed move to United , Ronaldinho revealed "It was only a matter of details with United when Rosell called to say he was going to win the elections there .

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Kleberson has revealed he was tricked into joining Manchester United by Brazilian legend Ronaldinho.

The former midfielder has explained that Ronaldinho told him he would also be joining the Reds Devils but opted to sign for Barcelona instead in 2003.

Speaking to FourFourTwo magazine, Kleberson revealed all the details of Ronaldinho's conversation with him as he was struggling to decide whether to join Manchester United or Leeds United.

Jose Kleberson, Cristiano Ronaldo are posing for a picture: Kleberson has revealed he was tricked into joining Manchester United by Ronaldinho © Provided by Daily Mail Kleberson has revealed he was tricked into joining Manchester United by Ronaldinho

'There were two clubs interested in signing me: Manchester United and Leeds,' he said.

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Kleberson revealed that it was Ronaldinho who persuaded him to move to United . Kleberson was persuaded to make his ill-fated move to Manchester United in the summer of 2003 after 'It was only a matter of details with United when Rosell called to say he was going to win the elections there .

Former Manchester United ace Kleberson has explained how Ronaldinho essentially tricked him into his transfer to Old Trafford back in 2003. So it’s fairly amusing to see that the former attacking midfielder basically tricked one of his team-mates into making what ended up as a pretty bad move .

'It was an easy choice, but there's a funny story about it, too. When [Manchester] United's interest in me was confirmed, I was with the national team in France for the FIFA Confederations Cup.

'I can remember it clearly: I was with Ronaldinho and his brother/agent, Assis. Ronaldinho said, 'They want to sign both of us' and I said, 'OK, let's go, then!'

a football player on a field: Kleberson joined the Red Devils for £6.5million but failed to make an impact at Old Trafford © Provided by Daily Mail Kleberson joined the Red Devils for £6.5million but failed to make an impact at Old Trafford

Kleberson went to Old Trafford for £6.5million alongside Cristiano Ronaldo, who joined from Sporting Lisbon. However, Kleberson failed to impress in Manchester and left after two seasons for Turkish side Besiktas with 30 matches played and just two goals scored.

'I was so glad that he would be coming with me,' Kleberson said on the 2005 Balon d'Or winner.

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'I went back to Brazil and kept negotiating with United, but then Ronaldinho fooled me and went to play in the warm weather at Barcelona! He sent me to Manchester.

The 40-year-old sees the funny side of his friend's trickery and said, 'that's a joke between us until today. He knows that he owes me one.'

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