Reds wish United fan Littler good luck

Wednesday 03 January 2024 10:00

Manchester United stars past and present are getting behind the country's latest sporting superstar, 16-year-old sensation Luke Littler.

The Warrington wonder has made it all the way to the PDC World Darts Championship final at Alexandra Palace, with the main event taking place tonight (Wednesday), live on Sky Sports.

Littler, a big fan of the Reds, added to victories over Christian Kist, Andrew Gilding, Matt Campbell, Raymond van Barneveld and Brendan Dolan by beating Rob Cross 6-2 in the semi-finals.

Luke Humphries now stands in his way of the £500,000 main prize, after his 6-0 whitewash over Scott Williams clinched the no.1 ranking spot in the world and the bookmakers' favourite tag to win the title.

So, ahead of Littler's greatest test yet, there has been plenty of support coming his way from those with a United connection.


"Obviously, I've got a lot of followers now," he told BBC Manchester. "I've had a message off Luke Shaw from United, Rio Ferdinand. I had a message off Gary Neville and Jonny Evans before my game against Barney, I think. So it's just crazy. People who I've looked up to, especially my club, Manchester United, wishing me luck."

In a recent interview with The Sun, the rising star also revealed which presents he received at Christmas.

"I got stuff for my Xbox, a controller, some gift cards and two tickets for the Manchester United stadium tour," he said. "So I will go that after the Worlds. I've never done the tour before, just watched a few games there."

There are several big darts fans at the club and the staff have been known to challenge each other in break times on their own board at Carrington.

Harry Maguire told us last season that Wout Weghorst, during his loan spell here, and technical director Darren Fletcher were the best players, while Donny van de Beek, who has just joined Eintracht Frankfurt for the rest of the season is also a follower of the arrows.

Other United fans on the circuit include Joe Cullen, who spoke to Inside United recently, and Nathan Aspinall.

We'd like to all wish young Luke the very best of luck in tonight's final, as the world will be watching! We also look forward to welcoming him to Old Trafford soon.