By Ollie Lewis For Mailonline
Published: 18:41 GMT, 1 November 2019 | Updated: 18:41 GMT, 1 November 2019
Owen Farrell will lead England in Saturday's Rugby World Cup final against South Africa but his sporting career could have taken a completely different trajectory.
The centre is known to be a safe pair of hands in England's back row, and his skills with the hands were noticed by Manchester United when the England captain was a youngster.
Farrell is believed to have had a spell training with United in 2005 when he was 13 years old and was highly rated by academy staff for his ability between the sticks.