Ashley Young on why he rejected Liverpool and Manchester City to join Manchester United
Ashley Young on why he rejected Liverpool and Manchester City to join Manchester United
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Ashley Young on why he rejected Liverpool and Manchester City to join Manchester United

Manchester United captain Ashley Young has revealed that he turned down moves to Liverpool and Manchester City to sign for the Red Devils.

Young signed for United back in 2011 under Sir Alex Ferguson from Aston Villa as a winger before he was converted to a full-back.

The England international has gone on to win every trophy available in English football, winning the FA Community Shield in 2011, the Premier League in 2013, the FA Cup in 2016 and the EFL Cup in 2017.

In an interview with Utd Podcast, Young revealed that he rejected offers from Liverpool and City to join United, "My agent called me and said: ‘Listen, you’re going into the last year of your contract, there are a few teams that are in for you'.

"He said, Liverpool. We’d already spoken to [Manchester] City. Then he said United had come in. And I said: ‘When am I meeting Sir Alex? Where’s the pen?’ There was no other place I wanted to go.

"The history of the club, the players that were here, what they’d achieved. For me, that was the place I wanted to be.

"I wanted to go there and put my marker down on this club and play for the biggest club, for me, in the world. As soon as my agent said that... we didn’t even meet Liverpool!"

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