Josh King blocked a return to Manchester United in the January 2020 transfer window.

Norway international King told teammate Ben Foster’s YouTube channel that the collapse of his move to United was the worst moment of his career.

United were looking for a striker to support Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford.

In the closing stages of the window, they turned to King and reportedly made a late £ 20m bid to Bournemouth.

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When Foster asked him what was the worst moment of his career, King said: “The deepest moment of my career was when Bournemouth said no to United’s offer.”

Generally speaking of his time at United between 2008 and 2013, King said, “I was there for five years and Ole was the manager of the reserve team. He was a top man.

“I was in U18 football with Paul McGuinness and then Ole took over.

“He was good with me and took me under his wing. I remember his graduation exercises; it was good! He would do the drill and put it in the top bin.

“It was just the little things at United like having to wear black boots to keep us down. With Sir Alex Ferguson, he kept you on the ground. I still do the hard work in the training sessions today.

“Manchester United are one of the greatest clubs in the world and when I was there it was probably the greatest club in the world.”

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King was an overwhelming transfer target at the time, and after a quiet loan at Everton last season, he moved to Watford this summer.

King, of course, helped beat Solskjaer to the sword on Vicarage Road on Saturday, opening the gate to make it 4-1 that cost the manager his job.

It’s clear that King would have loved to come back to the club where he came through the ranks.

It shouldn’t be and now he’s back to his best trying to help Watford avoid any trouble.

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