Raheem Sterling has admitted he was a “massive” Manchester United fan when he was growing up, but ended up playing for Liverpool and currently with Manchester City.
The England winger, who helped the Citizens to back-to-back Premier League titles last weekend, says one of his first experiences as a United fan was seeing them lose 1-0 to Chelsea in the 2007 FA Cup final at Wembley.
Sterling told the Daily Mirror: “I shouldn’t really say this – not now, definitely not now! – but when I was young I was a massive United fan.
“I had an old United kit, from when they won the last FA Cup. I was at the final in 2007.
“If two or three of the kids could be inspired, then that’s all I was trying to do. Purely, that’s how I felt at the time.”
“If there was a kid who had a chance of being a footballer, hopefully that will give them motivation or inspiration to change their dreams.”