Liverpool midfielder James Milner has revealed that he was actually banned from wearing red as a child because of his father's intense dislike of Manchester United.
Milner grew up in a Leeds-supporting household and was on the books at Elland Road from the age of 10, making his debut for the club in 2002 and becoming the second-youngest Premier League player ever at the time.
With the exception of a one-month loan spell at Swindon in 2003, Milner had never played for a club with red as their home colours until he joined Liverpool in 2015.
Asked by FourFourTwo readers whether the stories about his dad's red ban were accurate, Milner remarkably revealed: "
I once tweeted that I didn’t really know what @JamesMilner was on the football pitch. I do these days, and owe him an apology. He’s a terrific, versatile and intelligent footballer. My bad.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) 15 September 2018