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Arjen Robben turned down Man Utd transfer because he 'didn't like the smell'

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Manchester United because he did not like the smell around the area, according to Rio Ferdinand. The Dutchman had the opportunity to link up with Sir Alex Ferguson’s dominant side after his excellent form for PSV Eindhoven triggered a bidding war amongst Europe’s top clubs.

However, Jose Mourinho and Chelsea would go on to pip United to another top young prospect.Robben went on to win two Premier League titles, the FA Cup, and two League Cups during his time at Stamford Bridge.

However, the Bayern Munich legend could have quite easily been a red, had someone with a big can of febreeze been following him around United’s Carrington training ground.READ MORE: Kevin de Bruyne handed Man Utd shirt and Man City star has priceless reactionAccording to United defender Rio Ferdinand, Robben’s nose did not match what his eyes were seeing, as there was a reported stench in the air while he was analysing United’s facilities. "What a player.

Robben was great,” Ferdinand said in a previous question and answer video on his social media account.“We should have signed him at Man United.

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