Leeds United legend Lucas Radebe reveals he would never have played for Manchester United

Elland Road pitchside

The South African spent 11 years at Elland Road, becoming a hero in the process.

There is absolutely no doubt that South African defender Lucas Radebe holds legendary status at Leeds United. He arrived at Elland Road from Kaizer Chiefs in his homeland back in 1994 along with Phil Masinga and went on to become an icon at the club.

The towering defender was a modern day centre-back before his time. Over the course of 11 years with Leeds he became their number one defender and helped them to the semi-finals of the Champions League in 2001.

Unfortunately the latter stages of his career were marred by knee injuries but Radebe was, and still is, a footballing icon to Leeds fans.

During his time at Leeds he also rejected a chance to join Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United. Yesterday he revealed to Supersport, as reported by the Daily Express, that he would never have joined the Red Devils - because of the rivalry between the two clubs:

"I wouldn't wear red.

"Only the white rose, not the red rose.

"You know there was a great rivalry between the two, we never see eye-to-eye inside the field of play."

A report in the Yorkshire Post back in 2010 claimed that Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson had once quipped on Lucas Radebe that 'everybody should be interested' in signing the talented Bafana Bafana captain.

But it looks like he would never have made the switch.

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