RAHEEM STERLING has revealed that he used to support Manchester United. Liverpool’s 18-year-old winger will face the Red Devils at Old Trafford for the first time in his career when the two great rivals meet on Sunday. But he is now trying to forget about the fact that United were the team he chose to follow when he first moved over from his birthplace of Jamaica at the age of five. “I need to keep that quiet!” jokes Sterling, who is now a fully fledged Kopite. “But when you start playing for a team, you immediately start supporting them because you want to do your best for your team and you always want them to do well. “The older boys say that Manchester United is one of the hardest places to go. The pitch is massive and in the last 10 minutes they say it gets even bigger! “Hopefully we can go there, do our best and come out with a result even though it’s going to be very, very hard, a real test. “The atmosphere in the dressing room is brilliant. We’ve got Gerrard and (Jamie) Carragher, they’re real characters. They’re going to make us know what sort of game it is, what it’s like and get us ready for it. “They’ve been on us all week, telling how important it is. To have people around like that is brilliant. They’ve been around for so long. They love to have a laugh, good personalities and you need those characters in the dressing room. “I think we should be doing better. We’d like to be higher in the table. The manager has bright ideas, he’s a good manager. “We didn’t start too well, but we’re improving all the time and we’re going to kick on in 2013. It’s going to be our year. “The manager has got his plans, it’s really coming together now. It will be a big 2013 for us. Daniel Sturridge has come in, he’s a real player.”
Liverpool FC's Raheem Sterling - supporting United, false private life rumours and why my mum is the new Mourinho
RAHEEM STERLING has revealed that he used to support Manchester United.