Peering thorough my special hindsight goggles, it’s easy to form this opinion.
Based on his play since leaving Old Trafford in 2007, the 22-year-old Italian-American falls into the class of United departures marked, “Ones that got away.”
Of course, in Fergie’s defence, there are a couple of caveats:
1) It’s not like United have struggled since Rossi left them.
2) According to Fergie, there is a clause in Rossi’s Villarreal contract that gives United first refusal should Rossi want to leave the Spanish club. So a return move is possible.
3) Fergie didn’t want Rossi to leave