Tierney realises OT dream

Norwich defender grew up wanting to play at Theatre of Dreams

Tierney: Will realise boyhood dream on Saturday

Norwich defender Marc Tierney will realise a boyhood dream when he runs out at Old Trafford on Saturday.

The left-back's older brother, Paul, played for Manchester United and he grew up as a massive fan of the Red Devils.

He always wanted to play at Old Trafford and cannot wait to run out of the tunnel at the famous ground for the Canaries, for whom he has been the only ever-present player in the top flight this term.

The 26-year-old told the Daily Express: "I was a massive United fan when I was young. I had posters of Eric Cantona, Roy Keane and Mark Hughes all over my bedroom wall - the whole works.

"Paul was playing for the club at the time so I had a real insider's view of everything that went on there and just how professional everything was.

Dreamed

"I watched a lot of games there and like a lot of other youngsters I always dreamed of playing there myself one day, so I can't wait to run out of the tunnel."

Marc Tierney

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"I watched a lot of games there and like a lot of other youngsters I always dreamed of playing there myself one day, so I can't wait to run out of the tunnel.

"My brother left the club when he was about 22. United only take the top, top players and like many others he had to move on.

"Unfortunately he got a bit disillusioned with the game and retired when he was only 28.

"But he has always helped my career and he will be up there in the stands watching me play. He still gives me a lot of tips about everything."