A Lancashire farmer has been involved in a stand-off with a Manchester United footballer after the player’s car nearly ended up in a ditch.


The farmer, who driving a tractor along a single-track road, was forced into a stand-off with premiership star Javier Hernandez after he took a short-cut to his team’s training ground.

The Mexican footballer, known as Chicharito – meaning Little Pea – was eventually forced to give way in his 4×4.

Brian McClair, United’s youth team director, told the club’s magazine: “It’s a single track road with ditches on either side.

“The farmer had right of way but Chicharito was not for reversing, until the tractor was about to drive over his car.

“He finally decided to retreat, nearly ending up in the ditch and then up a telegraph pole. The farmer was not amused.”