Paul Ince has explained how Sir Alex Ferguson broke his heart when allowing him to leave Manchester United.
Ince joined United from West Ham for £1m in 1989 and went on to enjoy great success at Old Trafford in midfield under the tutelage of Ferguson, winning two Premier Leagues, two FA Cups, one League Cup and one UEFA Super Cup across his time at the club.
The defensive midfielder played a key role in ending United's 26-year wait for league glory, playing alongside Red greats such as Eric Cantona, Peter Schmeichel, Andrei Kanchelskis, Steve Bruce and Denis Irwin in United's excellent 1992/93 campaign.
While Ince was held in extremely high regard by the adoring United faithful, he left the club after six years in Manchester when joining Inter Milan in 1995 for £7.5m, but although Ferguson viewed the deal as good business, the transfer stunned supporters.
Now, Ince has recalled the circumstances surrounding his exit, explaining that his departure from United broke his heart.
“I could have never gone from United to Liverpool, it doesn't happen," Ince told Stretford Paddock's YouTube channel. "I went from United to Inter Milan, I didn’t want to leave United. I had been there for six years, I was just about to sign a four-year contract.
"It was United who accepted the bid from Inter Milan because they had the new training ground, they had Nicky Butt coming through and they thought it was a good deal.
“United broke my heart cause they allowed me to go to Inter Milan, they sold me and they broke my heart!”