Manchester United attacking midfielder Jesse Lingard nearly joined Liverpool as a youngster as the player make sensational transfer revelation.
Lingard has been one of the key players for Jose Mourinho’s side this term,
Only Romelu Lukaku has managed to score more goals than Lingard, after years of battling for consistency England international attacker looks like to have found his best form under Jose Mourinho.
However, in an interview with the Daily Mail, 25-year-old Englishman sensationally revealed he could have joined to Manchester United bitter rivals Liverpool.
And he revealed that his grandfather convinced him to join Manchester United instead of Liverpool.
“One day I was at Liverpool and someone didn’t pass the ball to me and I thought, ‘I can’t be doing this,” he said. “I walked out and said to my grandad, ‘Let’s stay at United instead’. I swear that was the reason.
“I felt more comfortable at United. I knew I had to make a choice.
“Grandad looked after me. He still comes now and then to support me and he still texts me before games.
“He is, ‘Do this, do that’. I go and see him and Nana and he asks, ‘What is the mood like?’ It’s like I am a young boy again, still getting advice. I like that. It’s good.
“Family is so important. You only get one and you have to make the most of them. They have always trusted me and trusted the United process.”
Lingard has been one of the best players on the pitch last night when Man Utd face Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley in the FA Cup semi-final.