Ex-Manchester United striker Joshua King unsure of Blackburn future

by Nicolas Berg

Former Manchester United U21s player Joshua King is on an expiring deal at Blackburn Rovers but despite the club handing him an extension, the Norwegian is hesitant to sign on.

King had two substitute appearances for Manchester United’s first-team and scored no goals before he went to Blackburn on a permanent basis in 2013, following a loan spell at Ewood Park.

The 23-year-old has now been at Ewood Park for the past two and a half seasons but is displeased with the treatment he has received at Blackburn.

“I haven’t played much, and I want that to change. I want to be the main striker if I decide to stay,” King stated to Norwegian paper Nettavisen.

Another significant concern for King, who spent four years at United between 2008 and ’12 including several loan spells, is that he doesn’t trust the people at Blackburn.

King added: “It’s hard to trust people when you’ve been treated like I have been. I was very decent in pre-season, but I was benched for a player who hadn’t even featured in pre-season!”

Joshua King in action for Manchester United against Galatasaray on his debut. Photo: NTB SCANPIX

Currently, King is training with Oslo based Norwegian top flight outfit Vålerenga in an attempt to get back into shape for the international games, where Norway face Sweden and Azerbaijan.

Simultaneously, he is trying to figure out what the future will bring, although he’s not in a hurry.

“Blackburn have tabled an offer, and there are more clubs interested,” King revealed, without name-dropping any particular ones.

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