Man United has 660,000,000 million fans; according to the latest surveys. At least the surveys discussed by Man United icon and official team Ambassador “Captain Marvel” Bryan Robson. United is probably the world’s most famous/beloved sports team. They are the biggest of brands when it comes to sports franchises. They have a billion dollar (that’s billion with a “B”) apparel deal with Nike).
It stands to reason that when you have a number of supporters that high; the largest amount of fanatics for any sports team in the entire world, that things like this will happen.
— Manchester United (@OldTraffordReds) March 17, 2014
Yes, a lot of these Man United “fans,” aren’t fans at all. They’re just fair-weather front-running band-wagon jumpers. They’re diletantes; tourists. You can’t have a fan base that large and not draw in the wish-washy. We haven’t confirmed this as of yet. But given the huge rivalry that exists between Man United and Liverpool, the awful debut season that David Moyes is having since taking over the Premier League side, and just what a train wreck the “biggest match of the year” truly was, it doesn’t surprise me one bit.
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