?Manchester United and Chelsea played their opening Champions League fixtures of the season on Tuesday night.
Presenting the coverage on BT Sport was Gary Lineker who was joined by Rio Ferdinand, Frank Lampard and former Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard. During the show, the talk of Chelsea boss Mourinho came up.
During the discussion, Lineker turned his attention to Gerrard bringing up the very awkward topic of when he nearly joined the Blues in 2005 and 2006.
Lineker asked, as quoted by the Independent: “Is it true you nearly played for him [Mourinho], you were close to signing?”
Gerrard said: “I think we’ve talked about this before, haven’t we?”
Gerrard replied: “I don’t think you did, Gary.”