Man United’s Top Ten Celebrity Fans

Date: 5th April 2010 at 5:35 pm
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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:

Eamonn Holmes

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.

Richard Ashcroft

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.

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Mick Hucknall

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.

Steve McFadden

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.

Ian Brown

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.

Angus Deyton

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.

John Simm

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.

Karl Pilkington

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.

Usain Bolt

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.

James Nesbitt

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.

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0 thoughts on “Man United’s Top Ten Celebrity Fans

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  • PMD
    6 years ago

    I have just burned all my Verve CD’s!

  • Bob
    6 years ago

    Typical that most of them aren’t even from Manchester. Glory-hunters as usual.

    • Escapini
      6 years ago


      I make you right. And before the Norwich City scarf waving legions wade in, the remit for the article was to just select a Top Ten, which I think was well met. Very well met, in fact…

  • Grevsey18
    6 years ago

    Sean Connery’s a ManU fan….

  • dava zappa
    6 years ago

    F*cking horrible club!! and the above celeb fans!! f*ck off you horrible glory hunting tw*ts!!!!

  • Raj
    6 years ago

    Amitabh Bachchan a mega star from India who himself has a fan base of over 1 billion people world wide is a Chelsea Supporter.

  • Bill
    6 years ago

    Who is Eamon Holmes, is he related to Sherlock Holmes?

  • Anas
    6 years ago

    Where is Sachin Tendulker

  • FAC51
    6 years ago

    What about Gary Rhodes, Rick Waller, Gerard Butler, Zoe Ball and Tom Jones and countless “stars” from Coronation Street. There’s only one proper Manc in there (Ian Brown) and he’s from family of blues.

  • Simon Amstell
    6 years ago

    Bill – I highly doubt Eamonn Holmes is related to a fictional detective from the late 19th century although I can see how one might think so, I share a name with a comedian (Simon Amstell obviously) but I can assure you we are not related.
    Escapini, when will there be a Chelsea one come up? I hear Will Farrel is a big fan, also I believe Sylvester Stallone is a die hard toffee!

    • Escapini
      6 years ago

      We’re in the process of comprising lists for all of ’em! I think it’s a fascinating insight. West Am ‘ll be fun…

  • Chelsea John
    6 years ago

    Thats about right, a list of B rated celebs at the best

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