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·25 September 2022

Liverpool hero Whelan admits: I wanted to play for Man Utd - they offered me deal

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Former Liverpool captain Ronnie Whelan admits he wanted to be a Manchester United star!

Whelan won just about everything in the game with the Reds.

But recalling his days with junior club Home Farm in Ireland, Whelan told the Sunday World: "I started to get a couple of phone calls and a couple letters asking if you'd like to come train with us. Man United. I was a Man united fan. Where I wanted to go always. That was the dream. It was always Man U. That's where I wanted to go.

"I was offered an apprentice at 15 but my Dad said you're not going away. You're going to finish your Leaving Cert and we'll see what happens after that."

He finished his Leaving Cert and at the age of 18 he was given a break by Liverpool.

"I got a two-week stint at Liverpool. Pre-season and they obviously liked what they saw cause they offered me a professional contract. Pretty weird, I just went in. They said 150 a week, there's the contract. I'm about to sign it and my Dad goes we'd also like £20,000 signing on. So, they asked us to step outside and they'd have a chat with each other. £20,000 went into the account in Finglas and my Dad got a new car. A Mazda."

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