Former Manchester United star and Premier League winner Kieran Richardson recently revealed that he went to the Man United trial in an Arsenal top, such is his love for the Gunners.
The former England International had an admirable career in England, going from winning the league with Man United to being a part of the infamous West Brom team that pulled off the ‘Great Escape’ in 2005. Richardson also suffered heartbreak as a result of relegation, such has been his involvement at Clubs fighting all over the Premier League.
Richardson went on to make 336 appearances across his career, before retiring aged 32 in 2016. Primarily known to be a left-back, the former Sunderland player could also operate in central midfield. He managed to score 35 goals and lay on a further 24 assists during his time as a pro.
Richardson trialed at Man United during his early teenage years before signing with the Red Devils. He’d stay at Old Trafford, with the exception of the loan spell to West Brom in 2005, until 2007, when he left to join Sunderland.
Despite winning the league with United in 2007, Richardson recently revealed that Arsenal were always the team that had his heart, and that he even pitched up to his trial with Man United in an Arsenal top.
“Bro, I’m that guy that when I went to Man United on a trial when I was 14 years-old, I wore an Arsenal top,” said Richardson on SDS, a popular football podcast in the UK. “I’m that guy, bro.
“I remember everyone asking me ‘why you wearing that top’ and I was like ‘what do you mean? It’s Arsenal, that’s my team!’”
Gutsy, to say the least, from Richardson who added that he was surrounded by local Man United fans.
The Gunners seem to be a popular choice of team among current and former professionals, with Wilfried Zaha, Tammy Abraham, Pedro Neto and even Spurs player Dejan Kulusevski all publicly proclaiming their love for Arsenal in recent years.