Man Utd fans snap up Ronaldo shirts at Old Trafford
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Manchester United fans, like their Premier League counterparts, are waiting for the international break to end. It’s always a frustrating time, especially with the new season starting mere weeks ago. So, with that being the case, it’s time to look at the club’s celebrity fans.
United, as one of the biggest clubs in the world, carry a strong fanbase.
And one person who supposedly cheers them on is Kim Jong-Un. At least, according to The Sun.
It was reported in 2017 that the North Korean leader was a huge fan of the Red Devils, with close friend and eccentric Italian senator Antonio Razzi saying he followed their games.
It was stated he never misses a major tournament and ‘loves the beautiful game’.
So while that’s rather bizarre, it seems Kim is just as keen for United to do well as the rest of their supporters around the globe.
Obviously, he isn’t their only celebrity fan either.
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Usain Bolt has never hid his admiration for United and was recently spotted talking to Sir Alex Ferguson during their Champions League clash with Villarreal.
He’s visited the club’s Carrington training complex in the past, too, and regularly takes to social media to react to their matches.
Olly Murs is another, too.
The former X-Factor star has regularly talked up the Red Devils, going on social media and sharing images of himself in their colours.
That’s certainly better than other social media posts he’s uploaded in the past, too, having once shocked fans with a questionable one involving his girlfriend.
Wrestler Rey Mysterio follows United’s progress as well, and met the squad in the summer of 2018 when Jose Mourinho was in charge.
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Justin Timberlake has been spotted at Old Trafford in the past, and once said Alan Smith was his favourite player.
Golfer Rory McIlroy loves cheering on United and was given an honorary award by the club after winning ‘The Open’ in 2014.
Cricketers Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni make this list, too, while boxers Floyd Mayweather and Tyson Fury have previously been seen sporting United gear.
They’re also tracked by James Nesbitt, who has been in TV shows ranging from Cold Feet to Murphy’s Law.
Comedian Karl Pilkington is also reported to be an admirer of the club, as well as Games of Thrones’ Kit Harrington.
Rappers Stormzy and Tempta T are fans as well, while presenters Kate Thornton, Hayley McQueen and Eamonn Holmes have previously hailed the club.
And everybody on this list will be hoping United can recover from a shaky start to the season.
United have failed to win four of their last six matches, leading to question marks over Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
But, speaking recently, Solskjaer insisted he was confident things would soon improve.
“It’s the same question that was asked after Wednesday night,” he said.
“I’m very confident that we will get the best out of this squad.
“A lot has happened this month and we’ve had Raphael [Varane] and Jadon [Sancho] with us since August, and Cristiano [Ronaldo] since September.
“We’ve got loads to work on and we need to improve, we know that and I know that, but I do believe in this group of players and the coaching staff that I’ve got. So, the short answer is yes.
“I believe in these players, I believe in the coaching staff and I believe we have something going.
“The proof is in the pudding, we need results and you have to turn up.
“You can’t say ‘we did well against City and Tottenham last year’, we have to do it during the 90 minutes, whoever plays.
“That’s the challenge, because every game in the Champions League and Premier League is a big game against a good team and every game as Manchester United is a potential banana skin, as we’re expected to win every one.”
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