Last updated : 24 September 2004 By editor

Ellington, known as 'Duke', is a life-long Red and he wants to get Wigan into the Premiership.

"Like most football-mad youngsters, I dreamed of playing for United one day. I could never stop thinking about the possibility of running out at Old Trafford. I have always supported United and my elder brother Jason is also a keen fan. I even had the shirt with Ellington printed the back and my hero was Eric Cantona. He was my hero and my idol and I wanted to be him. United's result is the first I look for and it would mean everything for me to go to places like Old Trafford next season with Wigan. It would be cool facing players who are my heroes."