The Old Trafford outfit made a summer bid for the Italian international, but the Roman opted to commit his future to his hometown team.
The Corriere dello Sport is today indirectly quoting a telling statement from the 30-year-old regarding the failed move.
“Thank goodness that I didn’t move to Manchester, otherwise I would have committed suicide by now…” they claim he stated.
De Rossi is referring to the fact that his beloved Giallorossi, after some problematic campaigns, are Scudetto contenders this term.
Roma are second in the standings, five points behind a Juventus side who they will face on Sunday night.
The Stadio Olimpico outfit won their opening 10 games of the campaign and are still unbeaten. They have the best defence in Europe seeing as they have conceded just seven goals.
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