"UNBELIEVABLE STATEMENT "I only joined Liverpool because Manchester United didn't want me. - soocer442
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“UNBELIEVABLE STATEMENT “I only joined Liverpool because Manchester United didn’t want me.



Liverpool was my only destination; Manchester United did not want me.Paul Ince refutes the accusation that he committed the “cardinal sin” by transferring from Manchester United to Liverpool; he did not initiate the transfer himself.

Due to their intense rivalry, it is uncommon for players to have represented both organizations throughout history. Since 1964, only those who have transferred indirectly to a former rival have moved directly from Old Trafford to Anfield, and vice versa.


Ince was a player of this type. During his tenure with United from 1989 to 1995, he appeared in 267 games and contributed to 27 goals. He won two Premier League championships, two FA Cups, one League Cup, and one European Cup Winners’ Cup during that time period.


The midfielder from Ilford had a dispute with manager Sir Alex Ferguson during his six-year tenure at Manchester, which ultimately led to his £7.5 million transfer to Inter Milan.It has long been my conviction, and I have stated this numerous times, that while it does not mean any animosity to either team, I would not have traveled directly to Liverpool from Manchester United or vice versa, either. “That is the quintessential sin,” he declared to talkSPORT.


Additionally, he clarified that United relinquished their option to re-sign him prior to finalizing his transfer to Liverpool.


“Upon my departure for Inter Milan, I had no intention of leaving Manchester United.” After my return from Inter Milan, I was granted first refusal by Manchester United. Although I could have easily returned to Manchester United, they declined my request to do so.It is uncertain whether I would have returned, but I do know that I had two years remaining on my contract at Inter and three years at the club; the family situation was undoubtedly challenging, which is why we decided to return.


Peter Robinson arrived from Liverpool, and as we ate lunch together, we both came to the conclusion that that was the path I would take. I am extremely fond of the North West. “It was effortless for me to settle in, having spent six to seven years there with United and knowing Jamie Redknapp, Robbie Fowler, and David James.”


Ince, who joined the Reds at the age of 29, accumulated 17 goals in 81 appearances thereafter. He reflected on one of those moments: in 1999, in front of the Kop, against United, he equalized the score in a 2-2 draw before erupting in frenzied celebration.



However, it would be one of his final contributions before departing for Middlesbrough in the wake of a dispute with Gerard Houllier.


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