Mark Viduka Says Elton John Almost Revealed Man Utd’s Talks! | Football News

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Mark Viduka scored 72 goals in 166 games with Leeds from 2000 to 2004

Mark Viduka scored 72 goals in 166 games with Leeds from 2000 to 2004

Former Leeds striker Mark Viduka recalled the moment Sir Elton John nearly revealed his secret transfer talks with Manchester United.

Viduka, who scored 72 goals in 166 games for Leeds from 2000 to 2004 before being relegated from the Premier League, said he met Sir Alex Ferguson about a possible move and then spoke to pop star John about it .

The Australian, who also played for Celtic, Middlesbrough and Newcastle, finally decided not to move to Old Trafford, deciding “that he loved living in Leeds too much”.

“I was in Manchester and my agent at the time also had a lot to do with Elton John,” said Viduka. ESPN. “He said to stay overnight and come to the show. He had backstage passes, and I would have a chance to meet the man for myself.

“So here I am with Jacob Burns, my teammate from Leeds and my fellow Australian, as we enter his locker room. As we enter, Elton swings on a swivel chair and says: ‘Mark Viduka, you are from Melbourne, I love this place!

“I was nervous, so I chatted about my meeting with the Red Devils that day and a possible move. Instead of going to our seats to watch the concert, Elton makes us watch on the side of the stage.

“About three songs,” he said, “I want to dedicate this to my good friend Mark, who is in Manchester today to make a big decision.”

“I think:” S ***, please say no more! Thank goodness he didn’t. I did not sign for Man United. I think I loved living in Leeds too much at the time. ”

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