Joey Barton pranked into thinking he was joining Manchester United
Controversial midfielder Joey Barton has revealed he believed a prank that he was a transfer target for Manchester United back in 2011.
The outspoken star, currently with Scottish Premiership side Rangers, is releasing an autobiography entitled ‘No Nonsense’, which seems a little ironic given that he fell for this trick by his agent.
On his way to signing for Queens Park Rangers in 2011, Barton’s agent Wille McKay claimed he’d got a call from then-United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
MORE: Sam Allardyce doesn't deserve vitriol for his refreshing take on the England circus
MORE: Sam Allardyce... read more
- 09:04 Bomb factory flat of Manchester attacker revealed by landlord’s...
- 09:01 Whizzing round town with “Scooter Gran”
- 09:01 Gearing up for Dundee Design Festival
- 09:01 Arsenal v Chelsea predictions: Nine things that will definitely...
- 09:00 Foden hoping Saints skipper Wood avoids further punishment
- 08:58 Manchester City transfer target Kyle Walker decided in Spring that...
- 08:57 Manchester United player Marcus Rashford compared to Gazza by Gary...
- 08:56 The magic of Hogwarts comes to St Mary’s
- 08:55 DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR: Why I'd ban ALL children from using Instagram
- 08:55 Broadband team heading out on the road in show season
- 08:53 South Yorkshire fire round up: Arsonists torch rubbish bins
- 08:52 Chelsea transfer news LIVE updates: Conte's Lukaku decision, £200m...
- 08:52 Union: KGH staff victims of ‘ludicrous’ £20 parking fees
- 08:52 Transfer News: Man Utd agree deal, Liverpool ready £50m bid,...
- 08:51 New venue making its mark in Tynemouth
- 08:50 Halifax profile: Key marginal whose political future hangs by a thread
- 08:50 Two more arrests in Manchester bomb probe as police raid new address
- 08:50 Fashion matters: Young designers create a brave new world
- 08:49 A1 closed in both directions after multi vehicle crash
- 08:47 5 things to do in the Grimsby area this weekend from Dirty Dancing...
- 08:46 South Yorkshire fire round up: Arsonists torch rubbish bins
- 08:46 Paw-some event in aid of charity
- 08:45 Which motorists have been in Derby's courts?
- 08:45 Pair get on their bikes to support Hospice
- 08:45 Car insurers invests in bigger North Tyneside base
- 08:44 Fashion matters: Young designers create a brave new world
- 08:44 Thunderstorms on way as Cumbria has fun in the sun
- 08:44 Make a Will and help support local charity
- 08:43 Chris Cornell: Friends and family at Soundgarden singer's funeral
- 08:43 What you should do if you see a dog in a car in hot weather