By Emma Sanders

Former Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen has revealed he used to support Manchester United in a Q&A with a young Welsh supporter.

The Express reports that the Stoke and Wales star admitted he found it tough to score against United in the recent Premier League clash/

Allen spent four years at Anfield where he played under Brendan Rodgers after joining the Northern Irishman following a spell at Swansea City.

He made 91 Premier League appearances for Liverpool, the majority coming on as a substitute and was a popular figure in his final season.

The midfielder, dubbed the ‘Welsh Xavi,’ has now risked being outcasted by the Anfield faithful though by revealing he used to support their biggest rival.

He also admitted it was tough for him to score the goal past his childhood club when he equalised for Stoke in their 1-1 draw with Manchester United on 2nd October.

“You know what, don’t tell anyone, but I was a Man U fan as well,” Allen said in a Q&A recently. “It was a bit tough for me to score that goal,” he added.

Former Liverpool stars, Jamie Carragher and Michael Owen were well-known Everton fans but Allen may be over-stepping the mark by claiming he was a United supporter.

In other Liverpool news, Jurgen Klopp and Jose Mourinho prepare differently ahead of the Manchester United clash at Anfield.