Nigerian descent Bright Osayi-Samuel has revealed how his parents convinced him to rejects a Manchester United move as a youngster.
The 22-year-old QPR scored six goals, provided eight assists in 32 appearances in all competitions this season.
Osayi-Samuel disclosed that Manchester United scout John McNab was on the verge of taking him to Old Trafford on trial before he eventually ended up at Blackpool in 2014.
“He (McNab) wanted to take me to United, but he also spoke to a coach at Blackpool,” Osayi-Samuel said in an interview with The Independent.
“I talked to my mum and dad and they said there’d be a lot bigger chance of me making it at Blackpool. That’s what made the decision for me.
“I was so keen to play, I didn’t care where it was, I’d never been at a proper team before and I was willing to sacrifice everything. When the chance came, I grabbed at it with both hands.”
After spending four seasons with Blackpool Nigerian switched to QPR in 2017 where has gone to notch nine goals in 75 appearances for the Championship side.