Premier League midfielder admits he supported Manchester United as a kid and names his United idols

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Nottingham Forest midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White revealed that he supported Manchester United as a kid.

The 23-year-old also named United legends Wayne Rooney and Paul Scholes as his footballing idols.

Rooney made 559 appearances for the club, scoring 253 goals and providing 145 assists across all competitions, while Scholes made 716 appearances, scored 155 goals and provided 81 assists.

When asked about his Premier League idols growing up, the attacking midfielder said (via Utd District): “Growing up as a kid, I supported United. [Wayne] Rooney was always my favourite player. He was the key player in that squad. Another player I loved watching was Paul Scholes, he used to just pick the ball up and zing it everywhere.”

Gibbs-White moved to Nottingham Forest from Wolves this summer for a reported fee of £42.5 million, including add-ons.

So far this season, the former England under-21 international has managed eight appearances, bagging one goal.