Willian Finally Responds To Manchester United Rumours

Annette Crawford
September 14, 2018

Chelsea signed the Brazilian worldwide in the summer of 2013 from the ranks of Anzhi Makhachkala and he has been an instrumental player for the London based outfit.

"I am sure it was this that led to the negotiations to fail and it was a case of pride for Real Madrid".

Robinho said that the reason Real Madrid sold him to Manchester City was because Madrid were unhappy that Chelsea were selling shirts before the deal was confirmed.

He was also in good form against Barcelona in the Champions League although his side were beaten by the Spanish club but his performances caught the eyes of the Catalan chiefs.

Courtois has played once for Real so far and despite the bad feeling surrounding his Chelsea exit, he has wished his former club all the best for the coming season.

I am very happy to be here five years.


Since the move away from England, Robinho has featured for AC Milan, Santos, Guangzhou Evergrande, Atletico Mineiro and, currently, Turkish club Sivasspor.

But Robinho ended up at Manchester City on deadline day, completing a shock £32.5m to be Sheikh Mansour's first statement of intent after taking over the club.

Former Brazil worldwide Robinho, who spent two years in England after leaving Real Madrid, has opened up about his unusual move to the Premier League in 2010.

"I started well, but unfortunately there weren't as many great names as there are these days". He went on to make 154 appearances for the club, securing another league title, an FA Cup and a League Cup.

"I don't think I had much to prove to Man City or anyone in England", he said.

If you want to become a bigger club, then you need more than one or two star names - you need a strong group and substitutes. "I like to play in these two positions", added Willian.

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