Rangers star names the former England midfielder who left him starstruck

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Rangers forward Martyn Waghorn shares his admiration of former England star David Beckham when he was a ball boy at Sunderland.

Rangers forward Martyn Waghorn has revealed to The Scottish Sun how he was once starstruck by former Manchester United star David Beckham.

Waghorn was a ball boy at Sunderland, and he was a fan of former England international midfielder Beckham.

The 26-year-old was a ball boy at the Stadium of Light during the Euro 2004 qualifier between England and Turkey in April 2003.

Beckham featured in the match and was the captain of the Three Lions, and he seemed to have awed Waghorn.

“I was 13 and I remember putting the ball down for Beckham to take a corner,” Waghorn told The Scottish Sun. “I was a big Man United fan as a kid so I was buzzing when I saw him. I think the ball went past me a few times after that. I just sat there in a daze!

“It was my biggest highlight of all the games I was a ball boy. I think I ran on the pitch at the end trying to get someone’s shirt but we were told to get off!”

Beckham has now retired from professional football, while Waghorn is starring for Rangers at the moment.

The former England Under-21 international left Sunderland in 2010 after struggling to play regularly for the first team and joined Leicester City.

The English forward played for Wigan Athletic for a while before switching to Rangers in the summer of 2015.

Waghorn, who is injured at the moment, has scored 28 goals in all competitions for Rangers so far this season.

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