Man Utd stars go wild as Luke Littler beats Harry Maguire's nine-dart score with just three darts

Man Utd stars go wild as Luke Littler beats Harry Maguire's nine-dart score with just three darts

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Lewis Winter

By Lewis Winter

Published: 25/01/2024

- 21:15

The darts superstar met the Manchester United squad this week

Luke Littler has met his Manchester United heroes and even pitted himself against two of them on the darts board.

The Red Devils fan was invited to the club's training ground and took on Harry Maguire and Christian Eriksen on the oche.

Littler won the hearts of the nation with his performance at the World Darts Championship earlier this year.

At just the age of 16, he progressed all the way to the final before meeting his match in world No 1 Luke Humphries.

Man Utd and Luke Littler

Man Utd players went wild as Luke Littler hit a 180

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Littler has enjoyed a stunning rise to stardom and is already the most-followed darts player on Instagram with over one million followers.

He received good luck messages from past and present United players during his time at Alexandra Palace.

The teenager was a guest at the Premier League match against Tottenham at Old Trafford earlier this month, where he met legendary former boss Sir Alex Ferguson.

But he has now been introduced to the first-team squad at the Carrington training ground.

In a video released by United, Littler was filmed shaking hands with every player before they began their training session.

But afterwards, he got the chance to flex his muscles on the darts board against Maguire and Eriksen.

Sky Sports released footage of the trio taking on a number of different darts challenges.

Maguire and Eriksen were both given the opportunity to score as high as they could with nine darts.

The England defender it 171, including a triple 20, while Eriksen racked up 136 with his nine.

Littler then had his chance to chase down the United pair and he beat Maguire's score with just three darts, hitting a stunning 180 at the first time of asking.

Several other members of the United squad, including Mason Mount and Rasmus Hojlund, were watching on and went wild as he recorded a maximum.

Littler lapped up the moment as he turned towards the players and stretched his arms out wide in celebration.


Luke Littler and Man Utd squad

Luke Littler hit a 180 to beat Harry Maguire's score with three darts

Sky Sports

Maguire and Eriksen then each had a minute to score as many points as they could.

The pair hit 194 and 362 respectively but Littler comfortably beat them both with an impressive 544.

Littler had earlier met United boss Erik ten Hag, who congratulated him on his recent success.

Ten Hag said: "Congrats with your performance, it was great. Keep going and I’m sure, next time, you will win. It’s about character always, so keep going!"

Luke Littler and Man Utd squad

Luke Littler lapped up the applause from the Man Utd squad

Sky Sports

Littler, who won his maiden professional title at the Bahrain Masters last week, also discussed his meeting with Ferguson and trip to Old Trafford.

He told MUTV: "Unbelievable, I met Sir Alex Ferguson and got him to sign my top for me. I had a chat with him and I was with [boxer] Tommy Fury as well.

"It was good to get me in a quite good seat and I actually wore some decent clothes for once, instead of just trackies!

"Hopefully, I can win the world championship or even a major trophy this year – one of the five or six majors that are on offer – and take it to Old Trafford."

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