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United tops City in Manchester jersey sales

Manchester United clearly have a commercial stronghold over their neighbour Manchester City as a study indicates that close to 95 % of the jerseys sold in the city, belong to the red half.

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News 22 Jan 2015, 12:19 IST
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Manchester United dominate their hometown jersey sales 

Manchester United clearly have a commercial stronghold over their neighbours Manchester City as a study indicates that close to 95 % of the jerseys sold in the city, belong to the red half. The study has been conducted to assess shirt sales, across the United Kingdom.

The study also indicates that around 4.05 % of shirt sales for Manchester United are coming from Holland. This can be deduced to the influx Dutchmen brought in by manager, Louis Van Gaal. Players such as Robin Van Persie and Daley Blind have their jerseys being circulated around the country.

A small city in the Netherlands known as Fijnaart, have a particular liking for Manchester City. They rank third on the list of their jersey sales and what’s even more surprising is their population – 5,500.  

Chelsea also have a massive number of orders from Lagos, Nigeria, we could deduce it down to the ‘Mikel-effect’. Another surprising fact is that most of Aston Villa’s jerseys are being sold in Dublin, Ireland. This is down to the four Irishmen they have in their squad – Ciaran Clark, Shay Given, Graham Burke and Jack Grealish.

Liverpool seem to have the most number of jerseys sold in England, with 50 % of them coming from London.

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