11 footballers rejected as youngsters including Marcus Rashford at Manchester City and Luke Shaw at Chelsea

Mistakes happen, as Mario Balotelli recently revealed when talking about his regret in joining Liverpool, though the feeling is probably mutual.

Barcelona will definitely feel they dodged a bullet then when they turned down the chance of signing the Italian when he was a budding striker.

Here, talkSPORT looks at other big names who were rejected as young footballers.

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