Despite paying homage to Sir Alex Ferguson, Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has insisted he would never have played for Manchester United.
A number of people have tried to lure Gerrard away from Anfield, with Jose Mourinho coming exceptionally close before Gerrard performed a u-turn in 2005.
Now aged 32 it is unlikely that Gerrard will be leaving Liverpool but speaking in the Daily Mail, the midfielder has opened up on potentially leaving his boyhood club:
“That sort of thing has been going on for the last 10 years. People only really heard about it with Mourinho and Chelsea in 2004 and 2005. But it has happened a few times.
“It was flattering back then because the two best managers around wanted me to play in their teams.
“Gary Neville said he (Ferguson) wanted me. But you understand that playing for Manchester United would have been impossible. I never would have wanted to play for Manchester United. They are a fantastic club but that rivalry is there, and it’s why Gary could not have played for us either.
“Don’t get me wrong. It was flattering that, after everything he has done in the game, Sir Alex Ferguson wanted me to play in his team. But that was an impossible situation.”
Ha! funny seen as though he was hours away from signing for united until the liverpool mob threatened his family ha.
You are getting your rumours mixed up, it was Chelsea actually.
Gerrard, You Will Never Walk Alone. Fergie, you have no shame.
Bomber25… did you mean ‘ Gerrad. You Will Never Wank Alone’ ‘Fergie, you have no shame in seeking the services of a Phil Collins fan… but you’ve clearly knocked those bin dippers off their fucking perch!!!… All is forgiven…’
Yeah he was close to signing for Chelsea, never Man Utd. I can understand why he wouldn’t ever play for us. He is Mr Liverpool and its the same for any player with Man Utd in their blood. Gary Nevile, Scholes, Giggs, Beckham or Butt would never have played for Liverpool. I wouldn’t expect any of our players to ever want to join Liverpool. Its the reason Heinze is not liked by Man Utd fans now. At the same time I don’t expect any Liverpool players to think about playing for Man Utd.
We don’t want him 2 play 4 us is nw a old man
man utd became successful without you gerrad so shut up
no matter how much u said, man.utd never need a player like u. this recent years man.utd success without u. so shut up and enjoy ur old age. u will walk alone.
I wud love if u dumped liverpool 2 choose man~u,not chelsea/madrid at dat tym
The scouse bastard is lying, unless Fergie needed a boot cleaner!!!!
I totally understand why he didn’t , wouldn’t sign for us ! But dont let this history revisionist, fool anyone .He was on his way to Chelsea until the Liverpool mafia stepped in with threats . I take no joy in that . When Liverpool try to liken him to Neville , Scholesy , Giggs .Lets us remind them we have a scouser too , Rooney and he would love us to think he is a loyal servant of MUFC .Fools no one !
considering our stats (trophy cabinet changes :-))) ) during your LiveWHOol? career, you ´were´ really ´missed´ at OT … (just can´t count all your EPL trophies … trying to get the correct number at least approximately …).