Arsenal player admits to being a Manchester United fan

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According to reports, Manchester United transfer target Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has admitted he supported the club as a kid because of his love for club legends Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole.

The 31-year-old has been linked with a move to Old Trafford, but has been offered a new mouth-watering deal by the Gunners, and it is also believed an agreement is close.

While he may choose to stay at the Emirates, it was actually the player’s childhood dream to play for the Red devils after being inspired by the strike partnership of Cole and Yorke.

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Asked by Stadium Astro the first team he supported, Aubameyang said: “Manchester United, when I was a kid.

“I remember the duo, Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke. The team was sick at that time, I think this was the first team I supported.”

For sure Arsenal fans might not be delighted to hear their captain was a Red Devils fan as a kid.

The Gabon international also named Brazilian legend Ronaldo as his role model.

“Ronaldo, the Brazilian one,” said Aubameyang of his football icon. “For me he changed the game.

“How to play football for a striker, I remember he was playing like crazy, he can do everything.

“Fast, very strong, so good with the feet, so quick, he had everything. He could score a goal with the head, he could do everything.”