Sir Alex Ferguson gave Luke Littler two pieces of advice after 'amazing' meeting with Man Utd legend

Sir Alex Ferguson gave Luke Littler two pieces of advice after 'amazing' meeting with Man Utd legend

WATCH NOW: Luke Littler speaks after the World Darts Championship

Lewis Winter

By Lewis Winter


Published: 18/01/2024

- 09:37

The darts star was invited to a recent Manchester United match

Luke Littler has revealed two pieces of advice he received from former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson.

The teenage darts sensation met the legendary ex-manager at United's Premier League match against Tottenham last Sunday.


Littler rose to stardom at the World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace.

At just 16 years of age, he reached the final of the competition before losing to world No 1 Luke Humphries.

Sir Alex Ferguson and Luke Littler

Sir Alex Ferguson gave Luke Littler advice during Man Utd's match against Tottenham

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Littler received a host of messages from famous faces on his run to the final, with David Beckham among those to have made contact.

He has seen his Instagram following rise from 4,000 to over one million, making him the most followed darts player in the world.

The youngster is a lifelong United fan and was invited to their match at home to Spurs.

Littler was gifted a personalised shirt with his nickname 'The Nuke' and '180' written on the back.

He watched the match from the directors' box at Old Trafford, pictured just two rows in front of Ferguson.

But he has revealed he managed to speak to the Scot, who told him to stay 'dedicated' and maintain a self-belief.

Littler said: "Warrington Wolves invited me down and I went to the Manchester United game [last weekend] and met Sir Alex Ferguson.

"To meet him was amazing and he said some lovely things to me about staying dedicated and believing in myself."

Littler previously gave his opinion on how he thinks United are doing this season.

The Red Devils are seventh in the Premier League, having lost nine of their 21 matches.

Littler told Sky Sports News: "It's been difficult with the injuries we've got and everyone's saying Ten Hag out and this and that.

"But I say give him time and when the players are all back fit let's see who he chooses."

He also revealed who he would love United to sign in the January transfer window.

Littler added: "We just bought Rasmus Hojlund for loads of money but I'd probably get [Victor] Osimhen from Napoli."

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Luke Littler was gifted a Man Utd shirt at Old Trafford

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Meanwhile, Littler will take to the oche on Thursday when he competes in the Bahrain Masters.

He faces Man Lok Leung in the first round of the first World Series of Darts event of 2024.

Littler revealed he has not practiced much since losing to Humphries.

He said: "It's back to business for me now.

Luke Littler

Luke Littler made it to the final of the World Darts Championship

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"My life's changed and my family's life has changed and I'm grateful for the opportunities I'm getting.

"It's been crazy.

"I've chilled out and not really thrown many darts since the World Championship final, but I'm sure that once I'm in the practice room I'll be alright, and hopefully I can have a good event here."

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