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James Milner Will Be A Manchester United Fan For The First Time This Week

James Milner Will Be A Manchester United Fan For The First Time This Week

Being a staunch Leeds United fan, it was only normal for James Milner to develop a disdain for Manchester United.

He's since gone on to represent United's other big rivals, City and Liverpool, so naturally he doesn't have a great rapport with the Old Trafford faithful.

But on Wednesday night, with Liverpool banking on United to take points off City in the big Manchester derby in order to give them the initiative to in the Premier League title race, Milner will be supporting United.

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However, he did also stress that he won't be glued to the TV for City's game in hand.

"First time in my life," the Reds No.7 said regarding his unique position of allegiance, as per talkSPORT.

"But I won't be watching. It's a bit of a waste of energy, willing the ball in the other goal. I can't do anything about it. I'll maybe put my phone away for a few hours and check it after.

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"I've no idea what I'll do, maybe go out for some food."

Milner came off the bench in Cardiff on Saturday to convert a penalty from the spot after Sean Morrison stupidly put his hands on Mo Salah.

Image: PA
Image: PA

It sealed a 2-0 win and a Premier League record points tally for Liverpool, with Jurgen Klopp's side accumulating 88 points from 35 games.

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Milner's focus is firmly on the remaining three games that sees them play Huddersfield, Newcastle and Wolves - though the two-time Premier League winner admitted some irritation about the prospect of losing just one game and still not winning the league.

"We just need to win the rest of our games," Milner added.

"If we do that and it's not good enough then you have to hold your hands up and say 'well done City'.

"They are a top team, they have done it before and are grinding it out. It's frustrating to think we've had one defeat all year and it might not be enough.

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"But all we can do is win the rest of our games and put them under pressure."

Topics: Manchester City, Liverpool, James Milner, Manchester United, LFC, Premier League, Manchester derby, Leeds United, Old Trafford

Josh Lawless

Josh is a writer who specialises in football and wrestling. He has been published by Curzon Ashton FC, Late Tackle, Manchester City FC, The Mirror, Read Man City and Manchester Evening News. He provides coverage of professional wrestling and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the field - including the first UK interview with The Hardy Boyz after their return to WWE. He has never sported a pair of Lonsdale Slip-ons, contrary to reports.

 

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