The best of Boring James Milner – and the times the real one played up to it

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James Milner may have appeared for Leeds United, Newcastle, Aston Villa, Manchester City and Liverpool during his career, but he will forever be associated with the word ‘boring’.

One of the most consistent midfielders in the Premier League over the past decade, Milner has also earned 61 England caps, won two Premier League titles, the FA Cup and the League Cup.

But thanks to the Twitter account Boring James Milner, he will always be thought of as a dour Yorkshireman.

In fairness to both parties, there is an element of truth in some of the account, and Milner has been more than happy to play up to the stereotype.

And we’ve looked back at some of the best boring James Milner moments, featuring plenty from the man himself.

Italian red? It’s a ribena for me

When he defied Jurgen Klopp

This genuine headline from The Independent

When he welcomed Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

When he read his own tweets

Offering encouragement to Alberto Moreno

His comments after Liverpool drew 3-3 at Arsenal

When he made an inspirational team talk

He’s even on LinkedIn

Christmas Day

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