It’s no news that Arsenal’s young attacker Gabriel Martinelli trained with Manchester United in the early stages of his career but later signed for Arsenal instead.
The Brazilian has now revealed reasons why he didn’t sign for Manchester United despite playing with them for a few years.
In his recent interview with Daily Mail, he said:
“For three or four years, I used to practise at Manchester United, I would come to England, usually in the middle of the year, for about 15 or 20 days.
“It was a great experience, because I could find how European players behaved, how they defend, how they attack, how fast it is in their game.
“I improved a lot and brought it all back with me to Brazil, always trying to secure my place in the team. My dream was to play in Europe and these practices in England helped me do.”
The youngster has had a good season with Arsenal scoring ten times and creating four assists.
Martinelli then narrated his experience while playing at Manchester United.
“That was nice, because I got a first taste of what English football was like. I met Marouane Fellaini, Patrice Evra and Paul Pogba, and made sure I got a photo with all of them.”
Four Four Two then asked why didn’t he sign for them? “They didn’t make an offer, so I returned to Ituano and kept doing my job there.” He said.