Football: Which Man United Player Turned Down Liverpool For Old Trafford?

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Manchester United's English midfielder Jesse Lingard (C) scores his team's first goal during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, north west England, on November 7, 2015.     AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFF  RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images

Manchester United’s English midfielder Jesse Lingard (C) scores his team’s first goal during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, north west England, on November 7, 2015. AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFF RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or ‘live’ services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images

Jesse Lingard has revealed he rejected Liverpool to sign for Manchester United as a seven-year-old. Telegraph Writes.

Lingard, who scored his first senior goal for United during the 2-0 victory against West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford earlier this month, could make his full England debut in tonight’s friendly against France at Wembley following a late call-up into Roy Hodgson’s squad.

A first senior cap would complete a whirlwind period for the 22-year-old, who made his first Champions League appearance against CSKA Moscow in Russia four weeks ago and has still only amassed just eight first-team appearances for United.

The Warrington-born winger has been with United since the age of seven, however, and he has now admitted that he was at the centre of a tug-of-war between the Old Trafford club and bitter rivals Liverpool as a young schoolboy.

“I was at a local club called Penketh United and Mike Glennie, a Manchester United scout, came to watch me,” Lingard told MUTV.

“He spoke to my grandad and offered me trials, but there was also interest from Liverpool and I had to pick.

“I was only young, but obviously my heart was with United at the time.

Editorial use only. No merchandising. For Football images FA and Premier League restrictions apply inc. no internet/mobile usage without FAPL license - for details contact Football Dataco  Mandatory Credit: Photo by Matt West/BPI/REX Shutterstock (5340030bn)  Jesse Lingard of Manchester United feels the pain from a knock during the UEFA Champions League Group B match between Manchester United and CSKA Moscow played at Old Trafford, Manchester on November 3rd 2015  UEFA Champions League 2015/16 Group Stage Group B Manchester United v CSKA Moscow Old Trafford, Sir Matt Busby Way, Manchester, United Kingdom - 3 Nov 2015

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Jesse Lingard of Manchester United feels the pain from a knock during the UEFA Champions League Group B match between Manchester United and CSKA Moscow played at Old Trafford, Manchester on November 3rd 2015
UEFA Champions League 2015/16 Group Stage Group B Manchester United v CSKA Moscow Old Trafford, Sir Matt Busby Way, Manchester, United Kingdom – 3 Nov 2015

“Going through the years, I was with Larnell Cole, Mike and Will Keane, Sam [Johnstone], Ravel [Morrison] and Tunners [Ryan Tunnicliffe].

“There are a lot of lads still doing their thing at other clubs and they’re happy seeing me where I am.

“I’ve won a lot of trophies – like the FA Youth Cup and the Reserves league a couple of times – but it would top it off to win the Premier League with the first team.”

Can Jesse Lingard help Manchester United to the Premier League title this season?

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