Martin Keown explains why Jude Bellingham rejected Manchester United for Borussia Dortmund

first_img Comment Solskjaer previews Crystal Palace v Man United, praises RashfordTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 3:15FullscreenSolskjaer previews Crystal Palace v Man United, praises Rashford is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘There are lots of positives but I just like to see the best players in England, who are English. There is no doubt about that.‘I do feel we need to widen our horizons a little bit as we had many players going abroad for a time but nonetheless I do see this as a quick stop, that he goes to a foreign country and then comes back again the finished article.‘He has played 39 games this year, that is remarkable in itself, he is a strong young man, nearly six foot, he is still developing, can play in a succession of different positions and let’s see, let’s wish him well.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I would have loved to have seen him play in the Premier League, I think Manchester United were keen to get him.‘He may have looked at the first team for Manchester United and thought ‘Where am I going to get a game? Am I better going to Dortmund?’‘I understand that too, let’s hope one day we see him back in the Premier League.‘It’s a shame Manchester United could have impressed him enough to take him there.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Fernandes sends hilarious message to Pogba after Man United victoryMORE: Rio Ferdinand names the Man Utd player who is ‘impossible’ to replace Jude Bellingham is set to join Borussia Dortmund after snubbing Manchester United (Picture: Getty)Martin Keown says he would have ‘loved’ for Jude Bellingham to join a Premier League club but reckons he snubbed Manchester United in favour of Borussia Dortmund over fears he would struggle for game-time at Old Trafford.The Red Devils were believed to be leading the race to sign 17-year-old midfielder Bellingham, who has made 42 appearances for Championship club Birmingham City this season.But Bellingham reportedly rejected Manchester United in favour of German side Dortmund, with the teenager undergoing a medical at the club on Friday morning.Arsenal legend Keown admits he is ‘disappointed’ that Bellingham will not be playing in England next season and says he reckons he snubbed United because of the fierce competition at the club.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTHe told talkSPORT: ‘There is a reputation for Dortmund to bring these young kids through on a conveyor belt, give them opportunities to play them and give them their heads.‘I just feel a bit disappointed that Jude Bellingham has had to go to Germany to do this and couldn’t find a place at one of the top clubs in England.‘I am pretty certain the other teams were clamouring for him, he seems a very level headed individual, he knew what he wanted. Advertisement Martin Keown explains why Jude Bellingham rejected Manchester United for Borussia Dortmund Metro Sport ReporterFriday 17 Jul 2020 1:13 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link585Shares Advertisementlast_img

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