- The former Gor Mahia player, Kenyan international Eric Ouma has claims he would love to play for the English Premier League giants Manchester United (The Red Devils) if given the opportunity.
He admits if he could join a team in the Premier League, he would go for his beloved Manchester United.
Ouma, who currently turns out for AIK Fotboll in the Swedish top tier, remarked during a one-on-one interactive session with fans, where he called on his supporters to ask him any question and he was ready to answer.
When asked of his favorite team that he would love to play for in the future, he responded: “Of course Manchester United.”
However, he was pressed further to choose only one team between Man United and Arsenal if they both came for his services, he said: “I will definitely look at the team with the best offer, and that is the one I can join.”
The Kenya defender further explained the challenges he faced, before turning professional in Sweden.
He said, “At one time, I suffered a very nasty injury which kept me out for a very long period, but I never gave up because I knew I will come up stronger because of the passion of playing football, and indeed I returned stronger after the injury and moved on.”
He observed that hard work and self-belief is the key to success. He also urged young players to always believe in themselves and never give up as that is the only way to move to the top.
It was interesting when asked to pick between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, on who he would back to convert a penalty during a match with 90 minutes already played and the teams tied at 1-1. Ouma responded: “I will pick Messi.”
On his elaboration as to why he settled the Barcelona star, he said, “Because we want to watch Messi do wonders.”
Ouma’s career has been successful having featured for several clubs in Europe, having joined AIK from Vasalund earlier this year.