MX23RW : Wednesday, April 22 15:28:52| >> :60:567:567:

Liverpool legend Ian Rush: 'I was never tempted to join Manchester United'

Rush: 'I was never tempted to join Man Utd'
© Reuters
Liverpool legend Ian Rush says that he never had any intention of signing for Manchester United, despite interest from Sir Alex Ferguson.

Liverpool legend Ian Rush has insisted that he never had any intention of signing for Manchester United during the second half of his career.

Having ended a legendary spell at Anfield to link up with Juventus in 1987, Rush made his return 12 months later and continued where he had left off for the Merseyside giants.

In his autobiography, Michael Owen claimed that Rush considered a switch to Manchester United before beginning his second spell at Liverpool.

However, due to the influence of Sir Kenny Dalglish, Rush says that Sir Alex Ferguson was never going to convince him to move to Old Trafford.

Rush is quoted by the Liverpool Echo as saying: "It was shock at first. I thought it was a joke. He gave me his number and in fairness he sold me the club.

"I did read in [Owen's] book that Dalglish got me out at the 11th hour. I was never going to Manchester United. I knew the rivalry. Kenny didn't have to sell the club. He made my mind up for me."

Rush remains as the highest goal-scorer in Liverpool's history.


Click here for more stories about Ian Rush

Click here for more stories about Manchester United

Share this article now:
Kenny Dalglish pictured on October 14, 2017
Read Next:
Dalglish family expresses thanks for support as Sir Kenny is hospitalised
Latest Sports Video
Did you know...?
Sports Mole Logo
Enter your email address to subscribe to Sports Mole's free match previews newsletter! Updates are sent twice a week.

rhs 2.0
2Manchester CityMan City28183768313757
3Leicester CityLeicester29165858283053
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd29129844301445
6Wolverhampton WanderersWolves29101364134743
7Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd28111073025543
8Tottenham HotspurSpurs29118104740741
11Crystal Palace29109102632-639
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2998122541-1635
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton29611123240-829
16West Ham UnitedWest Ham2976163550-1527
19Aston Villa2874173456-2225
20Norwich CityNorwich2956182552-2721

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!