In our first edition of Celebrity Fans this week, we focus on the champions, Manchester United. We have actors, TV presenters, singers, comedians in this list, even an alcoholic East-end hardman is been thrown into this list. Here are ten celebrity fans of United that prefer watching football to prawn sandwiches:
The GMTV and Sky News presenter is a lifelong United fan and even opened the eulogies at George Best’s funeral and introduced Ole Gunnar Solksjaer at his testimonial against Espanyol.
The former Verve frontman and solo artist is an avid United fan and seeing as the Verve split for the third time last year, Ashcroft should have plenty of time to get himself down to Old Trafford.
Probably the most famous ginger ever, Hucknall is Red through and through and even attempted to buy the club once. The Simply Red frontman has sold over50 million albums worldwide with the British band.
McFadden is of course, Phil Mitchell from Eastenders, the Square’s resident hardman, alcoholic, beater of Ian Beale and dad to the kid who looks like he will become Eastenders’ next serial killer. Aside from punching people in Eastenders, McFadden probably lists dogging and supporting Man United as his favourite activities.
The former Stone Roses frontman and solo artist is a known United fan and his music has inspired numerous British bands, such as Oasis, Artic Monkeys, The Verve and Kasabian.
The TV presenter is a big United fan and friends with former United player Brian McClair. The Have I Got News For You and Hell’s Kitchen presenter was famously sacked by the BBC after allegations of Deyton’s relationship with a prostitute and use of cocaine.
The Life on Mars and Doctor Who actor is a keen United fan, first going to a United game in 1983, when United beat West Ham. His favourite player as a boy was Steve Coppell.
The comedian/radio presenter is best known for producing the Ricky Gervais show on XFM and has been dubbed “the funniest man alive in Britain today” by Gervais and Stephen Merchant. Pilkington is a big United fan and became a fan when his mum got a job in Lou Macari’s chip shop.
The Jamaican sprinter is a big United fan and even gave Cristiano Ronaldo sprinting advice when the Portuguese star was at Old Trafford. In terms of athletics, Bolt is a three-time Olympic gold medallist and holds the world and Olympic record for the 100m, 200m and the 4×100 metre relay.
The actor from Northern Ireland is a big United fan and a vocal opponent of the Glazer takeover. Nesbitt has starred in programs like Cold Feet and Murphy’s Law in his career on the small screen.