Rewind to 2001

Veron moves to Manchester

July 12, 2012
By Jon Carter
On July 12, 2001, Manchester United paid £28.1 million for Lazio midfielder Juan Sebastian Veron to make him the most expensive player in British football history. The move was hailed as a transfer coup for the club, but he failed to settle and was unable to live up to his considerable hype before moving to Chelsea just two years later.

After the successes of the Treble winning season in 1998-99 and the retention of their Premier League crown in the following two years, Manchester United ...

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