Player leaves non-league club shell shocked after signing and posing in club gear before performing U-turn hours later


A NON-LEAGUE side have been left shell-shocked after a player left the club just hours after joining.

FC United of Manchester had signed striker Bobby Grant only to see him leave for a better offer shortly after.

Bobby Grant had signed for FC United of Manchester

He left the club just hours later after being announced

Grant, 33, was announced as a player for the club on social media as he was pictured in the outfit’s training wear.

The striker even gave a two-minute interview with the Rebels’ in-house media.

During the interview, he insisted that he “jumped at the chance” of joining the club and that he could “not wait to get going”.

However, Grant will not be playing for the club in their upcoming fixtures in the Northern Premier League.

He instead opted to sign for a different club after receiving a “better offer”.

FC United of Manchester announced the shock decision on social media.

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The club posted: “Deal off….

“Bobby Grant contacted the club last night to state that he’s decided to sign for another club after receiving a more attractive offer yesterday evening.”


The Rebels still managed to win their following match against Guiseley 3-2 after a late penalty.

The victory came without the help from Grant, who instead turned out in front of 68 fans.

He is now playing for Litherland REMYCA FC, who play two divisions below the Rebels in the North West Counties League Premier Division.

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Grant and Litherland lost their first game together as they were beaten 4-3, without the striker getting on the scoresheet.

He is a former EFL and National League star having turned out for the likes of Wrexham, Rochdale, Scunthorpe and Fleetwood Town.

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