Liverpool striker Origi confirms he rejected Manchester United

Liverpool striker Divock Origi has announced that Manchester United made a move to land him when he was a youngster.

The Reds supporters will be happy to hear that Origi rejected the opportunity to play for Manchester United before his move Anfield.

The Belgian attacker was considered as one of Europe’s hottest talents as a youngster and The Reds Devils had sent scouts to monitor the striker.

However, Origi chose to land for Ligue 1 giants Lille where he impressed before The Reds came calling.

“I started with the national team at under-16s. It was a very good year for me, a lot of scouts were coming to my dad, I heard Manchester United wanted to sign me, some Italian clubs and German clubs. I visited Lille’s training centre. I was amazed how good it was. I saw how Eden Hazard had grown from young player to big player winning the league with them and that was something very nice. They have a very good reputation at developing young players.” – He has told the Mirror.

“My heart said: ‘go to Lille.’ I remember coming home from school, sitting in the kitchen and my dad said: ‘the choice is yours, what do you want to do?’ I decided to go to Lille.”

The forward has been in an excellent form of late, netting three in his last three games, and with striker Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho out injured he is expected to lead the line against West Ham on Sunday.