The club currently boasts the largest number of followers on all major social platforms – Facebook, Instagram and Twitter with over 160 million followers.
Football is considered a global sport due to the passion it brings to people all over the world and it is no wonder that it is one of the most followed sports on the planet.
She has definitely gained a lot of fans all over the world and Nigeria will definitely not be left out.
The Premier League may be the most dramatic of all the elite leagues in Europe, often regarded as the best with the likes of Chelsea and Liverpool, tasting European success of late.
Manchester United may seem far from their glory days of Sir Alex Ferguson, but they are without a doubt still the most successful club in England having won 20 Premier League titles, 3 Champions Leagues, 12 FA Cups and 12 Community Shields. 5 cups of carabao.
They have also won the European League and European Super Cup as well as the FIFA Club World Cup.
As much as we might like to pretend, the club is probably going through a very difficult phase of late as they have failed to capture any titles in the past three years.
However, the fan base of Manchester United largely includes a huge fan base of fans in Nigeria.
Pulse Sports takes you through nine famous and loyal Red Devils fans – photos below:
The Grammy Award winning Afro-fusion star Berna Boy is one of the biggest Manchester United fans in the Nigerian music industry.
He is seen rocking the Manchester United shirt for the 2020 season with the number ’23’ printed on the back of the shirt. Courtesy of the Red Devils.
“23” is an Afrobeats song from his Grammy Award winning album “Twice As Tall” which he had already released in the same year.
The “Twice As Tall” star has even hooked up with some of the Red Devils’ biggest stars including France midfielder Paul Pogba and England striker Paul Pogba.
The multi-award winning Afrobeats star, Davido, is also known to be a Manchester United fan.
‘OBO’ was previously a special guest at Old Trafford for this season’s Manchester United match and was seen showing off the Red Devils kit with his trademark number ‘7’ on the back.
Davido also sang for Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo, famous for jersey number ‘7’, in his RIAA Gold-certified Afrobeats song ‘Fall’.
The “Champion sound” singer is also believed to have a keen interest in football in general and was also on the official song for the highly anticipated 2022 World Cup in Qatar later this year.
The veteran Nollywood actress once confessed the two things she loves: making movies and watching football.
Uche Jombo is a serious fan of Manchester United, and a die-hard fan of the Nigerian entertainment industry.
She is also never afraid to express her feelings when the Red Devils are doing well or when they are also doing poorly.
Her passion for club and football is ironically illustrated by her social media reactions.
The Reminisce Award winning rapper Afrobeats is also known to be a fan of the Red Devils.
The 41-year-old rapper is also a big fan of Manchester United legend Cristiano Ronaldo and always interacts on social media at any time, the latter coming up with goods for the Red Devils.
Nigerian musician and esports coordinator, Dr. Syed, is also known to be a Manchester United fan.
A huge football fan, the former Mavin Records singer runs his own esports company Kon10dr, which organizes video game events in Nigeria occasionally.
Dj Cuppy Also on this list is the jockey and disc enhancer of Afrobeats.
The daughter of Nigerian billionaire Femi Otedola was a former fan of Arsenal’s Premier League side.
However, she has completed a free transfer to the Manchester giants after a string of sad results with the Gunners.
However, Cuppy may not have found the complete blessing to support the Red Devils as the grief continues, as she previously admitted that she is missing the Gunners’ support after Arsenal finally showed an improvement following her transfer.
Arsenal currently look set to play Champions League football at United’s expense next season, but there is no doubt Kobe will be hoping for an even better season with the Reds when the new manager arrives in August.
The famous Big Brother Naija host and media personality is a huge fan of the Red Devils.
Ebuka has enjoyed a fair share of success with the Red Devils as well as a fair share of grief with the club.
Ebuka is never afraid to express himself on social media, when his team turns up or decides to be a nuisance.
The multi-award winning Afrobeats star, Adekunle Gold, is also a serious Manchester United fan.
The “Okay” singer is arguably the biggest celebrity fan of the Red Devils in Nigeria – a strong and dedicated supporter.
However, AG Baby has remained a loyal supporter of the club.