Memphis Depay could become the latest in a short list of players who have featured for Premier League rivals Liverpool and Manchester United during their professional careers.
The Netherlands international was on the books at Old Trafford between 2015 and 2017, but failed to secure a regular first-team spot with seven goals across 53 appearances.
Following four impressive seasons in France with Lyon, Marca have reported that while Barcelona are favourites to secure his signature, Liverpool are keen on the 27-year-old.
Daily Star Sport have now taken a look at four players who have lined up for both United and Liverpool in the past, one of which helped the Red Devils to Premier League glory.
The passing of Phil Chisnall earlier this month was met with emotional tributes from both United and Liverpool fans thanks to his time with both clubs during his career.
The Manchester-born forward played for United between 1959 and 1964, making 35 league appearances and scoring eight goals before signing for Liverpool.
After only six appearances and a single goal he joined Southend, where he would spent four seasons and make 142 league appearances before joining Stockport.
United said this month: “Phil later returned to Manchester, running two betting shops, then worked as a plant operator and in a bakery, before he passed away this week at the age of 78.
“Manchester United extends its condolences to Phil’s family and friends at this sad time.”
Former England captain Paul Ince played for West Ham between 1986 and 1989 before a high-profile move to join Sir Alex Ferguson’s United.
Following two Premier League titles and almost 281 appearances, Ince would join Italian giants Inter Milan before returning to England with Liverpool.
The midfielder would spend two seasons at Anfield scoring 17 goals, before spells with Middlesbrough, Wolves, Swindon and Macclesfield.
When asked who he would support out of the two sides earlier this year, Ince told Sky Sports: “I will probably wear my West Ham scarf.”
Peter Beardsley is well remembered for his time playing for Liverpool, Everton, Newcastle and England – but he also spent time with United.
The winger joined United from Vancouver Whitecaps back in 1982 having been at Newcastle as a youngster and making his name with Carlisle.
He would make only one appearance for the club in a League Cup tie before rejoining the Magpies and from there going on to win two league titles at Anfield.
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Michael Owen came through the ranks at Liverpool before turning professional in 1994, staying for a further seven seasons and winning four cup competitions.
Following spells with Real Madrid and Newcastle, Owen was picked to join Ferguson at Old Trafford where he would stay for three seasons, winning the Premier League title.
He said of the move in his book: “When it became clear Rafa Benitez didn't want to do a deal, I spoke again with (Alex) Ferguson. He was very positive about me.
“I was twenty-nine years old. Should I have decided to retire there and then?"
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