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Leeds legend Radebe: Milner wrong with Man City choice

Leeds United legend Lucas Radebe has questioned James Milner's decision to join Manchester City.

He vividly remembers ­Milner making his debut as a 16-year-old - and then ­surpassing Wayne Rooney to become the youngest goalscorer in Premier League history.

But he is not sure if the England winger made the right decision in moving to Manchester City from Aston Villa for £26 million.

"When I met him again at the PFA dinner he was the same old James," Radebe told the Sunday Mirror. "He hasn't changed one bit from the young kid I remember. He was, and still is, a model professional.

"It wasn't his skill that impressed me back then. It was his attitude - both on and off the pitch.

"He was never fancy, always 100 per cent. Even when he played in the reserves he gave it everything he could.

"But I don't think he should have moved from Villa to City because I think there should be loyalty in football.

"It's not good to move to a rival team. He should have moved abroad maybe - it would have furthered his development as a player."

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