Representing the likes of Real Madrid and Manchester United is every aspiring footballer's dream. While for most players that wish remains unfulfilled, failing to make the cut at either of the two sides, a select few are lucky enough to have pulled on both the white of Madrid and the red of Manchester.
On that note, here are three players you might not know, who represented both Madrid and United over the course of their careers:
After rising to prominence because of his stint with Paris Saint-Germain, Gabriel Heinze earned a move to Manchester United in 2004. On the back of some solid performances at left-back, he was voted the club's Player of the Year that season.
However, with the arrival of Patrice Evra, the Argentine was soon overlooked and decided on a move away. While Liverpool were interested in securing his services initially, Sir Alex Ferguson refused to sanction the deal and Heinze ended up at the Santiago Bernabeu instead, where he made a total of 44 appearances between 2007 and 2009.