The former English footballer might be one of the most unusual choices to play Bond, but his name has stirred rumours which has convinced many that he might play the legendary role. With fans of the former Manchester United footballer wanting him to succeed Craig as the eighth bond, the man himself reacted positively to the rumours. “It’s nice to be linked I suppose. I was at the US Open and Sean Connery was two seats in front of me, and I’m such a big fan of his. I was going to kind of knock him on the shoulder and say, “You know, apparently I’m up for the next role!” he was quoted as saying in an interview.