Man Utd stars soar as Luke Littler beats Harry Maguire’s nine-dart score by just three darts

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Man Utd stars soar as Luke Littler beats Harry Maguire’s nine-dart score by just three darts – Gudstory

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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 shots at Harry Maguire and Christian Eriksen.

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

At just 16, he reached the final before facing world No. 1 Luke Humphries.

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Man Utd players get excited as Luke Littler scores 180

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

During his time at Alexandra Palace he received well-wishes from former and current United players.

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 included in the first-team squad at the Carrington training ground.

In a video released by United, Littler was filmed shaking hands with each player before starting their training session.

But later, he got a chance to show off his muscles on the darts board against Maguire and Eriksen.

Sky Sports released footage of the trio facing several different darts challenges.

Both Maguire and Eriksson were given the opportunity to score as high as possible with nine darts.

The England defender scored 171 runs, including a triple 20, while Eriksen scored 136 runs with his nine runs.

Littler then had the chance to chase down the United pair and beat Maguire’s score with just three darts, scoring a brilliant 180 at the first time of asking.

Several other members of the United squad, including Mason Mount and Rasmus Hjolund, were watching all this and went crazy as they recorded the maximum.

Littler enjoyed the moment as he turned towards the players and spread his arms in celebration.

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Luke Littler and the Man Utd team

Luke Littler scored 180, surpassing Harry Maguire’s score by three darts

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

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

Littler had previously met with United boss Eric ten Hag, who congratulated him on his recent success.

Ten Hag said: “Congratulations on your performance, it was great. Keep going and I’m sure you’ll win next time. It’s always about character, so keep going!”

Luke Littler and the Man Utd team

Luke Littler receives applause from Man Utd team

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

He told MUTV: “Unbelievable, I met Sir Alex Ferguson and got him signing my top. I chatted to him and I was with him.” [boxer] Tommy Fury too.

“It was nice to put me in a nice seat and actually wear some nice clothes 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 on offer – and take it to Old Trafford.”


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