Barcelona legend Rivaldo picks Premier League giant he wanted to join

Barcelona icon Rivaldo has admitted he would have loved to play for Manchester United had he ever made a switch to the Premier League.

Rivaldo enjoyed a glittering career which took in 14 different clubs, the most notably spell seeing him win two La Liga titles and the UEFA Super Cup with Barca before leaving in 2002.

It was during his time at the Nou Camp when the forward, who scored 35 goals in 74 games for Brazil, was linked with a move to the Premier League.

And, had a move to England materialised, Rivaldo says his chosen team would have been United.

He told BetFair: "At the time that there were rumours about my potential transfer to Manchester United, they had recently won the Champions League in an epic final against Bayern Munich.

"I was in the stands at the Nou Camp that night and thought that, if I were going to play in the Premier League one day, my club of choice would be United.

"Of course, there were other good clubs in England then like Arsenal, Chelsea or Liverpool, but United always caught my attention for everything they were achieving and the way they were playing in those days."

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