Shearer insists he doesn't regret turning down Man Utd.

Alan Shearer responds to fan asking if he regrets not signing for Manchester United

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There’s no doubting what an incredible striker Alan Shearer was.

His tally of 260 goals in the Premier League looks set to stand for a very long time, 52 strikes more than any other player past or present.

The majority of those goals came at his boyhood Newcastle where he played for 10 seasons, without winning a single trophy.

Shearer scored 206 goals in 405 matches for the Toon Army and refused to leave the club he loves.

Of course, Shearer had already won the Premier League with Blackburn during the 1994/95 season so didn’t feel the need to repeat that feat elsewhere.

There was one club that tried desperately to sign him, though.

Manchester United twice approached the striker but Shearer rejected the chance to play at Old Trafford under Sir Alex Ferguson.

But does he regret it?

Well, he was asked that question by a follower on Twitter and gave a rather resounding answer.

A follower tweeted him asking: “Morning Al, simple question and an honest answer, please if you will. Do you ever think ‘what if I'd signed for Manchester United?’ Thanks.”

To which Shearer replied: “NEVER! I couldn’t stand them then and I can’t stand them now!!!”


Shearer’s response may well have been light-hearted but it certainly seems he has no regrets about snubbing the Red Devils.

During his playing days ahead of a clash with United, Shearer was asked about the decision not to join Ferguson’s side.

"Of course I was tempted to join Manchester United, but I do not regret either decision," he said, per Sky Sports.

Alan Shearer (L), captain of Newcastle U

“I had a magical time at Blackburn, winning the league. And I completed my own dream of playing for my hometown club of Newcastle.

“I have memories I will hold forever and a goalscoring record that makes me extremely proud."

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