Lucas Radebe reminds Leeds supporters why he turned down Manchester United
By Amir Mir
Lucas Radebe has reminded Leeds supporters why he once turned down the opportunity to play for Manchester United during his playing days.
The Elland Road legend, who turned 48 on Wednesday, saw a video of him emerging on social media where he is talking about the time he rejected the chance to play for Sir Alex Ferguson.
Radebe played as a centre-back during his professional career and judging by his comments he was well aware of the Roses rivalry.
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Despite Leeds’ current status, where they are a Championship club, there is still a great rivalry between two of England’s historic clubs.
Prior to the Whies’ relegation from the top tier during the 2003/04 season, both teams used to regularly take part in heated matches, both at Old Trafford and Elland Road.
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That rivalry could continue if Leeds are able to end their barren 13-year spell outside of the Premier League and earn promotion during this campaign.
At this moment in time, they are managed by Garry Monk, who has guided the club to a top-six spot with five matches of the season remaining.
It is highly likely that Monk’s side will have to go through the gruelling play-offs in order to secure a return to the promised land.
The Yorkshire club will travel to second-placed Newcastle this Friday, with their opponents on the verge of earning promotion.