Paul Gascoigne could have signed for Manchester United: But Chris Waddle convinced him not to for one BIG reason

Manchester United target Paul Gascoigne pictured before the 1990 FIFA World Cup match between England and Republic of Ireland in Cagliari, Italy on June 11, 1990.
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Chris Waddle has revealed that Manchester United were about to sign Paul Gascoigne – until he gave him some advice.

Waddle moved to Tottenham Hotspur in 1985 from Newcastle United, followed two years later by Terry Venables in the dugout. Soon, Venables was also snapping up Paul Gascoigne, Waddle’s fellow Geordie, thanks to the winger’s persuasive powers.

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Mark White
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Mark White is the Digital Content Editor at FourFourTwo. During his time on the brand, Mark has written three cover features on Mikel Arteta, Martin Odegaard and the Invincibles, and has written pieces on subjects ranging from Sir Bobby Robson’s time at Barcelona to the career of Robinho. An encyclopedia of football trivia and collector of shirts, he first joined the team back in 2020 as a staff writer. 

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