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.
Does everyone already know that the young Alex Ferguson’s first “steady girlfriend” was Trent Alexander-Arnold’s grandmother Dooreen. Find this a bit mind-blowing
— Barney Ronay (@barneyronay) June 7, 2018
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”.
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.”