Luke Littler reveals support of his Man Utd heroes ahead of World Championship final against Luke Humphries

The 16-year-old has become the talk of the sporting world after another stunning win against Rob Cross.
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Darts prodigy Luke Littler revealed he has had messages from some of his Manchester United heroes after storming into the World Championship final. 

The 16-year-old has become the talk of the sporting world after becoming the youngest player to ever reach the darts showpiece at the Alexandra Palace.  His remarkable ride continued with a 6-2 win over 2018 champion Rob Cross in the last four and the teenager will now meet new world number one Luke Humphries in Wednesday night’s final. 

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After his win over Cross, Warrington’s Littler - who only turns 17 in 19 days - revealed the messages he’d been getting from the great and good at Old Trafford. 

“Obviously I’ve got a lot of followers now,” he said. “I’ve had a message off Luke Shaw from Manchester United, Rio Ferdinand and I had a message off Gary Neville and Jonny Evans before my game against Barney so it’s just crazy. People I’ve looked up to and especially my club Manchester United, wishing me luck.”

The teen sensation has caught the imagination of the public with his incredible scoring, nerveless performances and even his love of pizza and kebabs. ‘The Nuke’ now faces pre-tournament favourite Humphries for the Sid Waddell Trophy though, the 28-year-old having won three of the last four major tournaments. He thrashed Michael van Gerwen’s conqueror Scott Williams 6-0 in the semi-finals. 

How to watch Luke Littler v Luke Humphries in the PDC World Championship final

Despite calls from some politicians for the final to be shown on free-to-air TV, Littler’s big night is scheduled to just be on Sky Sports. Coverage begins on Sky Sports Arena at 8pm. Those without a Sky Sports subscription can by a Now TV 24-hour pass for £11.99.