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.”