Manchester United were the club to join during much of Sir Alex Ferguson's 26-year reign and it would have taken a brave man to turn the Scot down.
It would take someone even bolder to do so having already signed a contract and attended a press conference to confirm your imminent arrival.
And yet that is what a 17-year-old John Obi Mikel did back in 2005, snubbing Ferguson and Old Trafford for Stamford Bridge and Chelsea.
Mikel was plying his trade in Norway at the time, starring for Oslo-based side Lyn as the dominant central midfielder he would grow to become at the highest level.Read more on manchestereveningnews.co.uk
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