Manchester United midfielder names Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard as his football idol

Manchester United youngster James Garner has made a stunning remark by naming Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard as his idol.

The United academy player who grew up in a family of Liverpool supporters revealed he has been a huge fan and captain of the former Reds captain.

He told Watford’s official website:

“I get asked this a lot of times. Because of where I grew up, all my family are Liverpool supporters, which is ironic considering I’m at Manchester United, so my idol was probably Steven Gerrard.

“I used to watch all the games with my Dad and he was the main player who I used to watch and I wanted to be like him. I used to wear the Predators, just like him, and I still do today.”

Garner’s admission might not go down well with the Manchester United supporters considering our rivalry with the Reds.