Bardsley came through the ranks at Old Trafford and will never forget his first meeting with manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
He said: "I first met him as an apprentice when I was 16. My year also had Kieran Richardson in it.
"We went into his office and he found out one of the lads - David Poole - was a City fan. I can't say what happened after that but it was interesting!
"Last time I went back he said 'Don't kick any of my players or you're getting one yourself!' So I made sure I didn't."