Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Gildart Confident Wigan Can Retain Crown

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Gildart Confident Wigan Can Retain Crown

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UNITED fan and Wigan Warriors star Oliver Gildart admits it is a 'dream' to play at Old Trafford in a Super League Grand Final.

The 22-year-old has appeared in three Grand Finals at the Theatre of Dreams with Wigan and has won two, including last October's victory over Warrington Wolves. He also scored a try in the 2016 triumph against the same opposition.

The England international revealed he has become firm friends with United centre back Phil Jones, as they both support each other's teams in their respective sports.

Gildart said: "It's a dream to play at Old Trafford. I have to pinch myself. In my first Grand Final in 2015, I didn't really take it all in, but now I've played a few times I soak it in more and appreciate what I'm actually doing.

"I've become good mates with Phil Jones as he's a Wigan Warriors fan. …

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