Boyhood Manchester United fan Adam Le Fondre says that walking out at Old Trafford on Monday evening will be a “dream come true”.
The Stockport born striker fulfilled one ambition earlier this season when he fired home past Anders Lindegaard during a narrow loss to Sir Alex Ferguson’s charges at Madejski Stadium, but can think of nothing better than repeating that feat on the ground where he watched much of his childhood football.
“I can’t wait to play at Old Trafford. It was my dream as a boyhood United fan to play there, it’ll be a surreal moment for myself and my family. It’s going to be an amazingly proud moment for myself. I honestly can’t wait for kick off,” said Alfie.
“People say it’s a tough game but I relish the prospect of playing against Manchester United, being a fan just spurs me on – I’ll give my best and hopefully I’ll score against them again!”
The 26-year-old's ambitions don’t end there. A number of Royals fans have been suggesting that Le Fondre deserves international recognition following his recent Barclays Premier League Player of the Month award – and the prolific frontman acknowledges that an England call up would be a massive honour.
“I have a dream to play for England, obviously. But that’s a long way away, I’ve got to keep scoring goals and keep working hard.”