Alan Shearer may be a one-time winner of the Premier League and its all-time record goalscorer, but there will always be a sense of 'what if' about his career.
In 1996, following four years at Blackburn Rovers, Shearer had the chance to join Manchester United but rejected them in favour of Newcastle United.
He spent 10 years at St James' Park and the closest he ever came to winning a trophy was in 1996/97, when Newcastle finish runners up behind none other than United.
Shearer also reached the FA Cup final twice in 1998 and 1999 but lost out to Arsenal and, again, United respectively.
But does he regret turning down Sir Alex Ferguson? Of course he doesn't.
"Of course I was tempted to join Manchester United, but I do not regret either decision," he said back in 2007.
"I had a magical time at Blackburn, winning the league. And I completed my own dream of playing for my home town club of Newcastle.
"I have memories I will hold forever and a goalscoring record that makes me extremely proud."
Shearer was a rare breed of player who snubbed glory to live out his life-long dream of playing for his boyhood club.
He's very proud of that fact, which is why he snapped at Footy Accumulators on Friday when they mocked his decision to join Newcastle instead of United.
Footy Accumulators kicked things off by asking fans to caption a picture of Shearer alongside David Beckham and Gary Neville on England duty. Check out the conversation.
But Shearer was having none of it. In response, the former striker shut Footy Accumulators down by putting the spotlight on their careers.
SHEARER HITS BACK
He wrote: "Meanwhile your career as a tweet writer has really taken off..."
Savage. Shearer has a history of humiliating anyone who dares cross his path on Twitter and he's just added Footy Accumulators to his list of victims. Their reply said it all.
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