Writer: Mikey Delap
Date:Tuesday March 9 2010
Rovers youngster Junior Hoilett has revealed he turned down Man United to come play for Blackburn from a young age.
Junior was over in his native Canada at the time but a random tournament in Wales changed his life.
He has actually been at the Blue and White since he was 13.
Junior speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph said - "I didn`t know a tournament that lasted 10 days was going to change my life,"
"But a Blackburn scout came up to my father, a number of scouts came up to my father actually.
"They all asked me to come on trial. Manchester United was the first club I came to on trial to but I decided to come to Blackburn and I liked Blackburn so I came here.
"I thought there would be more of a chance to break through at Blackburn and the way they talked about looking after me at a young age was fantastic. They did everything they said as well so I don`t regret the decision at all.
"Manchester United were quite keen on me at the time and asked me back but I had decided to come to Blackburn. The tournament was in July and I came over in March to Blackburn. Then I went back in the summer.
"They wanted me to move over but I needed a year to think about it.
"It was a very hard decision because my life was starting all over again. I liked my life in Canada and I had good friends but my family and friends supported me."
Choosing Man Utd over Blackburn? I like it!
And it is nice to see he has a down to earth supportive family.
Date:Tuesday March 9 2010
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