"I didn't get much out of him, because of his accent" admits Luke Littler on meeting legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson

Taking some time away from the chaos and fast-paced world of darts, 17-year-old Luke Littler was invited to Old Trafford to see his boyhood club Manchester United.

Along the way, he met the iconic manager Sir Alex Ferguson, a man who took United to 13 Premier League titles, but while starstruck in conversation there appeared to be a slight language barrier.

"To be honest it was good to get out of the house," Littler told the Daily Mail. "I support United so it was nice to meet my idols at my home club. It was a good day out. I watched them train for a bit but it was raining and I went in when they started doing tactics and all that stuff.

While both speak perfect English, the Nuke found it hard to understand Ferguson, claiming his accent was too thick.

Littler added: "I also met Sir Alex at United-Spurs a few weeks ago. That was good. My dad had seen their glory years, witnessed '99, and so it was good for him to meet him. It was good to chat. I didn't get much out of him, because of his accent, but he did say keep going and stick to it."

In a busy week for him, Littler will be playing in the Pro Tour today and tomorrow, with EuroTour qualifying on Wednesday and the Premier League in Glasgow on Thursday.

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