Last updated : 17 December 2004 By editor

Stam has been plagued with injuries this season but he would love a return to OT:

"Iā€™d really love Milan to play United in the Champions League. It would give me the chance to go back for the first time. I have so many happy memories from my time there. It was a shame I didnā€™t get the chance to say goodbye to the United fans. I appreciated their support and would like to thank them."

"I was very happy at United and wanted to stay there for as long as possible. Players can sign short contracts and take advantage of the system but I wanted to see out my contract. There is no bigger club in the world and I loved it in England. Unfortunately, things did not work out and I found myself at Lazio. I asked him (Saffy) face to face what his reasons were and he told me football ā€” so I suppose I have to believe him."