Reading striker Le Fondre: Man Utd release was devastating

Reading supersub Adam Le Fondre admits being rejected by FA Cup opponents Manchester United was "devastating".

Reading supersub Adam Le Fondre admits being rejected by FA Cup opponents Manchester United was "devastating".

Royals striker Le Fondre will get a rare starting chance as Reading travel to Old Trafford for Monday night’s FA Cup fifth-round clash.

Le Fondre said: “I know Solskjaer made his name as a sub, but I do not want to do that. I want to start.

“It has always been my dream to score at Old ­Trafford. Eric Cantona and Brian McClair were my ­heroes. My dad is a massive supporter as well, so it will be a very special game.

“I trained with United for about six weeks when I was seven and scored a hat-trick in a trial game for their under-nines.

“I was devastated when they pulled me aside and said I was not being taken on.”

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