Love Island star Mike opens up on Sheffield United career - but viewers weren't impressed

Love Island star Mike Boateng described Sheffield United as ‘a really good team' – but viewers were less than impressed with the extent of his footballing career.

Thursday, 30th January 2020, 12:01 pm

Mike, 24, who is tipped as a favourite to win the ITV dating show, revealed his Bramall Lane connections as he received a massage from fellow contestant Leanne Amaning, 22, during last night’s show.

Smiling and laughing, he told her: “I signed for a really good team...Sheffield United.”

And while Mike was indeed a member of the Blades' Academy set-up before quitting the beautiful game to become a policeman, viewers weren’t convinced and took to Twitter to voice their surprise.

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One wrote: “LOOOOOOOL How is Mike saying he played for Sheffield United then became a police man #LoveIsland #Fraud.”

Another urged the Blades to confirm he played at the club, writing: “Check if Mike was on the books please #LoveIsland

And another added: “@SheffieldUnited can you verify if Mike from @LoveIsland was ever anywhere near your club please?”

One tweeted: “Mike played for Sheffield United... yeah Sheffield United 3rd team.”

Love Island star Mike Boateng.

However, some Blades fans enjoyed the club’s new found fame and Alex Evans wrote: “Mike signed for Sheffield United when he was younger he's my new favourite – all blades aren't we?”

Another added: “Mike to win Love Island, he’s a Blade and he’s a Blade.”

It was revealed yesterday how he is being investigated by his former police bosses for ‘improper conduct,’ according to reports.

He is facing ‘serious allegations’ and The Sun has reported that Greater Manchester Police have confirmed that he is the subject of an “ongoing” probe.

Greater Manchester Police said: “Allegations were made regarding an officer in 2019 which are currently under investigation.

“It is inappropriate to comment further whilst the investigation is ongoing.”

The ex-Sheffield United academy player trained alongside Everton star Dominic Calvert-Lewin during his time with the Blades, joining the club in the summer of 2013 in his bid to make it as a professional footballer

Taken on as a third-year scholar, Mike was then loaned out to non-league AFC Emley that October.

He failed to make the grade as a pro and trained to become a police officer.