GARY LINEKER was called a "f***ing idiot" by Alan Shearer for snubbing Sir Alex Ferguson.
The Match of the Day host admitted that he had the chance to join Manchester United on two different occasions.
Lineker, 62, turned down the Red Devils for the first time in 1985 as he instead opted to join Everton.
He also rejected United when Ferguson was manager but he decided to star at Tottenham.
The revelation came up during an episode of The Rest is Football podcast.
Lineker, Shearer and Micah Richards were all discussing which clubs they wished they had played for during their careers.
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Speaking about United, Lineker said: "I had two opportunities to join them, once when Ron Atkinson was manager but I went to Everton instead.
“You’ve got to remember, Man United weren’t that dominant in those days.
"The second time was when I went to Spurs when Sir Alex was in charge, but it was still a good three or four years before he started to have any success.
"They also gave me a lovely send-off in my last-ever game in English football, so I’d perhaps say Manchester United."
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Shearer also rejected the legendary manager twice in his career then joked: "You turned Sir Alex down? You f****** idiot!
"What idiot does that?"
Lineker then hilariously responded: "I can’t think of anyone, Alan. You thought you were the first."
Shearer turned down Fergie when he joined Blackburn and when he left Rovers for Newcastle.
However, he had a different answer to the question of who he would have liked to have played for.
The Newcastle legend said he would have joined arch-rivals Sunderland.
However, this was so he would be able to "relegate them".
Richards on the other hand claimed that he would have loved have played for Arsenal under Arsene Wenger and been in the Invincible squad.
But both Shearer and Lineker joked he would have not got into the team.
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