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Sean Connery had soccer dreams

The veteran actor came close to trying out for English football team Manchester United.

india Updated: Aug 21, 2006 17:30 IST

Veteran actor Sir Sean Connery came close to trying out for English football team Manchester United.

According to Contactmusic.com, Connery nurtured dreams of becoming a footballer from an early age and was acting with a travelling play when one of the world's biggest clubs expressed an interest.

Connery says: "I was travelling with the play and in each town we played soccer. We were in Manchester for three months and Man United were interested.

"But, I discussed it with a guy who was in the play who said, 'I thought you might want to be an actor. What happens if you go to soccer and you break a leg or you don't make the team?' That was the moment."

First Published: Aug 21, 2006 15:35 IST