Juan Sebastian Veron would have flourished at Man Utd if Roy Keane had not ‘killed’ him, claims Rio Ferdinand – The Sun

RIO FERDINAND blames Roy Keane's "overpowering" personality for Juan Sebastian Veron becoming one of Manchester United's most famous failures.

Old Trafford legend Ferdinand believes Keane's dominant presence "killed" Veron's chances of showing the "unbelievable" playmaking ability that made him the "main man" for Parma and Lazio.

Argentina star Veron cost United £28.1million in 2001, winning the September player of the month award, but soon faded.

Chelsea paid £15m for the midfielder two seasons later, but he spent most of his four frustrating years at Stamford Bridge on loan with Inter Milan and Estudiantes.

Yet ex-England defender Ferdinand claims Veron's only problem at Old Trafford was showing too much respect for Keane when the Republic of Ireland hardman continually demanded the ball.

The Mail report Ferdy as saying: "Veron scored one of the best goals I've ever seen in training.

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