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Man Utd player justifies rejecting Liverpool and Man City

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Ashley Young has revealed that he had offers from Liverpool and Man City but decided to sign for Manchester United.

Ashley Young joined Manchester United in 2011 for a fee reported to be around €20 million. The Manchester United captain has gone to win every single English trophy and has even laid his hands on the UEFA Europa League cup.

Nevertheless, Young has recalled that his career could have taken a totally different route. The 34-year old has revealed that he had had offers from Manchester City and Liverpool but decided to turn them down due to his admiration for Man Utd and Sir Alex Ferguson.

“My agent called me and said: ‘Listen, you’re going into the last year of your contract (at Villa), there are a few teams that are in for you’”, Young said on the Man Utd Podcast.

“He said, Liverpool. We’d already spoken to City. Then he said United had come in. And I said: ‘When am I meeting Sir Alex (Ferguson)? 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!”