Reading striker Le Fondre: My favourite was Man Utd striker McClair, then Cantona came along!

Reading striker Adam Le Fondre is looking forward to facing Manchester United today.

Le Fondre learnt his trade by watching Manchester United legend Eric Cantona - and actually had trials at Carrington as a kid.

“I used to be Brian McClair in the playground and then, when Cantona joined, I was him,” said Le Fondre, who will face the club he supports as Reading take on Manchester United in the late kick-off at the Madejski Stadium today.

“When the fixtures came out I looked for this game and the return at Old Trafford. This will be a great occasion for me personally and my family. My dad took us to United a lot when we were younger, but then he started managing our local teams. All my family are Reds, apart from my uncle and his family who are all Blues.”

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