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Reading's Le Fondre: Man Utd rejected me after scoring hat-trick!

Reading midfielder Adam Le Fondre has revealed he's a Manchester United reject!

In a trial match for the Old Trafford club as a seven-year-old - giving two years to those around him - he scored a hat-trick. He was indeed on his way... out of the club, it transpired.

"It was one of those school-holiday ­sessions and I scored three in a 5-1 win," Le ­Fondre recalled to the Sunday Mirror.

"But afterwards Wilf McGuiness told my dad and myself that United were not going to take me on. He said I was too lazy. I just cried in the shower afterwards."

But Glen Le Fondre was not one to allow his son to sulk.

"My dad is the biggest ­influence on me by far," said Le Fondre, 25. "He was also my worst critic. I would score a few goals, felt good and he was still not happy!"

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