De Rossi opted to stick with Roma. Andrew Medichini/AP/Press Association Images
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De Rossi: Joining Manchester United would have been 'suicide'

The Italian midfielder has expressed his relief at remaining with Roma last summer.

ROMA MIDFIELDER DANIELE De Rossi has declared his relief at avoiding a close-season move to Manchester United.

The 30-year-old was heavily rumoured to be a transfer target for the Old Trafford outfit, but opted to remain in his home city.

And De Rossi has insisted that Rome is where the heart is, claiming a move to the north west of England would have driven him to take drastic measures.

“Thank goodness I did not go to Manchester, otherwise I would have committed suicide by now,” he is quoted as saying by Corriere dello Sport.

“Had I gone, I would never be able to see a lot of Rome.”

De Rossi is currently enjoying a successful season at the Stadio Olimpico, with his club sitting second in Serie A, while United are faltering under the leadership of David Moyes in the Premier League.

A one-club man, De Rossi has made 16 appearances for Roma so far this season, scoring one goal.

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