The British teenager has turned out for Brisbane Broncos in recent trial matches and revealed how he turned his back on a potentially successful football career in an attempt to make it in the NRL.
“It is a chance of a lifetime to be at a club like the Broncos. It is the biggest club in Australia,” Farnworth said.
“I grew up in a little village up near Manchester and played my footy in Wigan for Wigan St Pat’s and in St Helens for Newton Storm.
“I also played soccer. I was with Burnley and then I signed with Man United. I was a young fella of 10 and 11 - I signed there for two years.
"I’d go to camps and train with them. I was either a central-midfielder or left wing.
“Then I had talks with (Manchester) City...but I wanted to focus on my rugby league.”
Farnworth is on a rookie contract this year with Brisbane having impressed for feeder club Norths Devils last year.
It's a long way from the potential heights he could have reached as a Red Devil and only time will tell if he made the right decision to leave the round ball behind.