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Robbie Savage joined United as an apprentice when he was a teenager and was a part of the famous 1992 FA Youth Cup-winning side.
However, Savage didn't make a single appearance for the first team after Sir Alex Ferguson didn't offer him a contract.
In his autobiography, Savage has since reflected on how he felt about leaving United:
On the day he ended my Manchester United dream, Sir Alex Ferguson told me I would come back to haunt him. Perhaps I took his words too literally – I went straight out and crashed my car, ending up in hospital.
I’d thought I would get a 12-month deal, but that didn’t stop the butterflies as I walked towards the manager’s office. The lads were patting me on the back and telling me everything would be fine. I sat down. I was so nervous I could feel my heart pumping and I didn’t have any spit in my mouth.
Ferguson was sitting behind his desk, wearing a red sweatshirt with ‘AF’ on it; I can see him sitting there now. He said: “Robert, you’ve done fantastic since you’ve been here.” And then I knew. “You aren’t ready for here, but you will make it somewhere. One day you’ll come back to haunt me.”
As Ferguson’s words sank in, I felt physically ill, that feeling when you’ve had too much to drink and you lie in bed and the room starts revolving and you want to be sick as quickly as you can.
Savage then started his career in Division 2 with Crewe Alexandra, before joining Leicester City where he won the League Cup. He also played Birmingham City then Blackburn in the Premier League, before moving down a division with Derby.
He represented Wales 39 times in his career.