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Survey finds 36 per cent of University of Manchester students are Red Devils


A recent survey conducted by The Mancunion’s Sport team has found Manchester United are the most supported club among the university students. 36 per cent of respondents declared José Mourinho’s men to be their favourite, while 12 per cent swore their allegiance to the blue side of the city with Manchester City.

Pep Guardiola’s team were the second most represented side, while Liverpool gathered 5 per cent of the vote. Chelsea, Arsenal, Brighton, Newcastle, Southampton and West Ham completed the selected Premier League clubs.

Photo: Sam Cooper @The Mancunion

Photo: Sam Cooper @The Mancunion

Unsurprisingly, 73 per cent of voters declared a Premier League side their favourite. However, 10 per cent of users chose a club from the Championship with Ipswich, Leeds, QPR and Sheffield United all featuring. Exeter City, Portsmouth and Wycombe complete the teams from the football league, while just one non-league team in Enfield Town was chosen.

Elsewhere, 7 per cent of the vote went to international leagues with Barcelona, Real Madrid and Ajax all featuring.

Photo: Sam Cooper @The Mancunion

Photo: Sam Cooper @The Mancunion

At the other end of the scale, voters were also asked who their most disliked team was, and it was again the Red Devils on top. Being the rivals of both Liverpool and City fans, it is no surprise to see 26 per cent said United were their most disliked team. Liverpool came second with 15 per cent of the vote, while Chelsea and City both gathered 13 per cent of the vote.