Ryan Tunnicliffe has revealed he rejected other clubs to join Millwall in the summer.

Tunnicliffe, 24, signed a two-year deal with the Lions just a week before the start of the season after leaving Fulham.

And the former Manchester United midfielder, who scored his first Millwall goal in their 2-0 win over Birmingham on Saturday, says Den chief Neil Harris was a deciding factor in his move to SE16.

Tunnicliffe said: “I had a few [offers]. A few people were saying they were interested. But I met with the gaffer here and he sold the club to me.

“I’ve never had it where the manager has met me and done a presentation on me and how Millwall like to play. It made me feel wanted.

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“And I came out of that meeting and said to my agent ‘that’s somewhere I’d love to play, especially under the boss.’”

Tunnicliffe has had to bide his time for a starting berth due to the impressive form of central midfielders Shaun Williams and George Saville.

But he has started the last three games after Williams suffered a serious knee injury against Reading last month.

And after being frozen out at Fulham last season, Tunnicliffe wants to become a first-team regular at the Den.

He added: “I’ve had a stop-start career. In the first few years, I was settled at Fulham and then the manager [Kit Symons] got sacked.

“I was playing every week under [current Fulham manager] Slavisa Jokanovic at the back end of one season and then at the start of the new season my face didn't fit for one reason or another.

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“So it was time to move on and that’s what I did. I want to play every game I can be involved in.

“Hopefully I can get a good run of games and show my qualities at Millwall.

“It's lovely - it's a nice and easy club to settle in to. It’s a family club. The crowd is so passionate about Millwall.

“It’s predominantly a British group so as soon as you walk through the door, everyone makes you feel welcome. It’s easy to get on with your job.”