20 time Premier League Manchester United are the most successful club in English football history, and have some of the most famous fans in world football.
Their two Champions League trophies is the joint 2nd best in England. They are the most supported club in England and one of the most popular around the world.
With club legend Ole Gunner Solsjkaer at the helm, Manchester United look set to move back into the big time. They look set to challenge for the Premier League title this season, with Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba already looking like one of the best midfield duos in the league.
Their popularity of the club after years of success has gained the Red Devils many famous Manchester United fans. Here are some of the top famous Manchester United fans in the world.
Famous Manchester United Fans
The fastest man of all time is one of the most famous fans of Manchester United. Usain Bolt has been seen sporting a United jersey many times, and has talked extensively about his love for the club.
His favourite player for Manchester United was Dutchman Ruud Van Nistelrooy. The former United striker is one of United’s best ever strikers. He also played for Real Madrid, another team that Bolt admires.
After his retirement from sprinting, he attempted to get his own football career off the ground. He offered himself to play for the Red Devils, but even with the trophy drought in recent times, they weren’t tempted by his offer.
Bolt has played in multiple charity matches, captaining the Rest of the World team in Soccer Aid numerous times. Despite his electric pace, however, he has shown little ability on the pitch to convince Solskjaer to give him a deal at Old Trafford!
Rey Mysterio is one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time. He was an innovative luchador in the 1990s, and still performs at a high level even to this day.
Mysterio is reportedly a fan of the Red Devils, and has been seen sporting a Manchester United jersey multiple times. This may be down to the Mexican impact of former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez.
He is joined by Floyd “Money” Mayweather as a fan of Manchester United. The boxer helped save Mysterio from an attack from the Big Show in 2014, and went on to wrestle the giant at Wrestlemania 24.
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Justin Timberlake is reportedly a huge fan of Manchester United. The former NSYNC singer has carved himself a fantastic solo career in pop and has even become a Hollywood actor in recent years. His performance in comedies like Bad Teacher have wowed millions and earned him a sizable fanbase.
However, no matter how famous, Justin Timberlake is a Manchester United fan. The singer has been seen multiple times at Old Trafford, donning the red of the Red Devils. His favourite player ever is Alan Smith, the former Leeds United striker who signed for Manchester United in 2004.
Alan Smith has since left United, and Timberlakes support has waned slightly. However, he remains one of the most famous celebrities to support the Red Devils.
The Indian cricket legend is a household name in his own country, and flies the Manchester United flag with pride. He has attended Old Trafford whenever he gets a break from playing cricket in his native country. Dhoni even talks about the club to fellow cricketeers in his spare time, as former team mate Sam Billings discussed.
“He is a big Man United fan, which really helps, as am I. He always invited me, there’s a few Man United fans around. So whenever the game was on, we used to go to his room and watch there,” Billings said.
Having a star as big as Dhoni supporting the club is a huge coup for Manchester United. With one of the legends of Indian cricket on their side, they are sure to secure many new fans in India for their club.
Dhoni himself has made his support for the Manchester side clear multiple times, on interviews and talk shows. He is sponsered by Gulf Oil, who also have a sponsorship deal with Manchester United.
Because of this, he is often used as the head of any promotion and advertisements between the two companies. He has appeared with United in multiple adverts and expects to well into the future.
The former “Transformers” actress is a self described Manchester United fan. Fox has been a fan of the Red Devils since Javier Hernandez signed to the club in 2010. She is reportedly a huge fan of the Mexican star, and has been seen multiple times at Old Trafford in her “Chicharito 14” shirt.
He support has certainly waned since the Mexican’s exit in 2015, but I’m sure she still holds a special place in her heart for Manchester United. She remains one of Manchester United most famous fans.
Hamish is a writer and podcaster and wrestling fan who is a key part of the Atletifo team.
After playing countless hours of WrestleMania X8 on the Gamecube, he discovered Rey Mysterio getting his head crushed by The Great Khali, and thus a love for professional wrestling was born.
He is also a Media Graduate, as well as writing for multiple sites about Premier League football and the culture of Wales – his home country.