In a trial match for the Old Trafford club as a seven-year-old â giving two years to those around him â he scored a hat-trick. He was indeed on his way... out of the club, it transpired.
âIt was one of those school-holiday Âsessions and I scored three in a 5-1 win,â Le ÂFondre recalled to the Sunday Mirror.
âBut 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.â
But Glen Le Fondre was not one to allow his son to sulk.
âMy dad is the biggest Âinfluence on me by far,â said Le Fondre, 25. âHe was also my worst critic. I would score a few goals, felt good and he was still not happy!â