Lingard snubbed Liverpool for Man United

Youngster Jesse Lingard says he has held talks with Liverpool before prior to joining the Manchester United ranks for his development.

Lingard who joined Man United at the age of seven has hit the ground running as a young lad for the club this season after recording his first Premier League goal in the side’s 2-0 win over West Bromwich Albion before the international break.

The 22-year-old’s fine form with Man United has helped him earn a first call up into the England senior national team that played France on Tuesday at Wembley and he said he snubbed Liverpool because ‘my heart was with Man United.’

“I was at a local club Penketh United and Mike Glennie, a Manchester United scout, came to watch me.

“He spoke to my granddad and offered me trials but there was also interest from Liverpool and I had to pick. I was only young but obviously my heart was with United at the time. He revealed to MUTV.

Lingard was very instrumental in Manchester United squad that won the 2010-11 FA Youth cup by 6-3 scoreline aggregate over Chelsea before penning a professional deal with the Red Devils in 2011