Fun Fact: Alex Ferguson’s first girlfriend was Trent Alexander-Arnold’s grandmother

Trent Alexander-Arnold has family ties to Manchester United, but The Sun claim he opted to join Liverpool because his mum doesn’t like driving on motorways.

The Liverpool full-back could have even ended up calling Sir Alex Ferguson grandad, a sentence I never imagined myself writing.

Alexander-Arnold’s grandmother was referred to in a legendary boss’ autobiography as his “first steady girlfriend”.

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The pair – who dated as Glasgow teens – broke up and Alexander-Arnold’s grandmother Doreen Carling moved to New York, where she got married.

That meant Alexander-Arnold, who was born in Liverpool, could have played for the USA.

Alexander-Arnold’s uncle, John Alexander, also acted as a long-serving club secretary at United.

When asked why he didn’t join us, the Liverpool starlet told the New York Times: My mum doesn’t drive on motorways.”

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