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Paul Gascoigne reveals truth about rejecting Man Utd after phone call with Sir Alex Ferguson

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Paul Gascoigne claims he snubbed Manchester United because Tottenham offered him financial incentives - including a car for his dad and sunbed for his sister.

The England legend was all set to sign for Man United in 1988 after impressing at Newcastle but a late change of heart saw the mercurial midfielder U-turn at the eleventh hour.

Speaking on The Rest is Football podcast with Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer and Micah Richards, Gascoigne regaled his hosts with a wild story of how he snubbed Sir Alex Ferguson.

Gascogine's admission had Lineker and Richards in fits of laughter as the 57-year-old disclosed what took place following a conversation with the legendary United boss. ALSO READ: United learn Branthwaite transfer demand as new Everton timeline revealed READ MORE: Joao Neves signs, Everton raid, £50m exit - Man United's dream midfield after transfer overhaul "Sir Alex Ferguson called us and said, 'I want to sign you' and I went, 'OK, I'll sign' so I went on holiday and he said, 'When you come back from holiday will you be at Old Trafford' and I said, 'Yeah', so I told my dad, 'I'm going to Old Trafford' and he said, 'Brilliant' then two days later the phone went and it was Irving Scholar (former Tottenham chairman)." The former Lazio man divulged that it was the promise of a bonus for his dad that forced both Gascoigne junior, and senior, to lean toward White Heart Lane.

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