Spurs man Eric Dier reveals love for Man Utd legends

Date published: Wednesday 22nd March 2017 1:56 - Oli Fisher

Tottenham and England utility man Eric Dier has revealed his footballing heroes were all Manchester United players.

Dier has explained that he wears the No. 15 purely because it was Nemanja Vidic’s number at United.

“One of the reasons I like the number 15 is Vidic,” said Dier.

“My brothers and I were obsessed with watching the Premier League on TV – we watched a lot more English than Portuguese football.

“I was a big fan of Roy Keane when I was younger, and then it was Nemanja Vidic and his defensive partner, Rio Ferdinand.

“I liked different kinds of players as well. Vidic was a bit of a warrior, yet at the same time I loved to watch Gerard Pique and Rafael Marquez, who played in both defence and midfield at Barcelona.”

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