The Red Devils have the edge over their rivals…
British sports retail Sports Direct have carried out research into their shirt-sales across the UK – and the figures show Manchester United unquestionably have the edge over rivals Manchester City, reports Eurosport.
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The study analysed the eight most popular Premier League team-shirts: Arsenal, Aston Villa, Chelsea, Liverpool, Newcastle, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham, and uncovered some interesting, and surprising, figures.
Oddly, the results show that Aston Villa sell most of their shirts in Dublin – not their home town of Birmingham – while Chelsea sell a large amount of jerseys in Lagos in Nigeria.
One fact that the reigning Premier League Champions won’t be pleased to hear is that a huge 94.57% of shirts sold in Manchester are for Red Devils fans.
What’s more, you guessed it – most Manchester United fans aren’t from Manchester; most of the Red Devils’ shirts are sold in London with 44.71% of sales coming from the capital – just 10.33% of shirt sales comes from Manchester – and it’s a similar story for Manchester City with only 4.72% (their lowest sales) coming from the city.
All stats can be found here.