Paris' supporters cheer their team prior to the French League Cup final football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Lyon (OL) on April 19, 2014 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE        (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

How Manchester United ‘Stole’ Eight Million PSG Fans

By Adebayo Williams

Over eight million Paris Saint Germain fans have switched allegiance to Manchester United following the Red Devils’ capture of Swedish legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Former United winger, Jasper Blomqvist said the number of people that have switched to Manchester United is tremendously high following the move. He said Ibrahimovic, who has is own Volvo cars, perfume line and sports clothing range, remains a cult figure among the fans in Sweden. He told The Sun that although he has stopped playing for the national team, he remains a favourite among the fans who now book flights to watch him play for Jose Mourinho’s men.

“He is one of the biggest personalities in Sweden,” Blomqvist told The Sun.

“He has launched his own perfume, Volvo cars and his own sports clothing range. He is his own brand. He is everywhere even though he has stopped playing for the national team.

“I work a lot with travel companies in Sweden coming over to Manchester. The interest is just triple. Zlatan is so big in Sweden. I think PSG have lost eight million supporters in Sweden and now they are all Manchester United. Not all but it is like that.

“More planes come over, they sell a lot more tickets to the United games. I have done it every now and then for a couple of years. Now there are 10 times more calls from companies who want me to come over with the supporters.”

Ibrahimovic has netted four times for United in eight Premier League appearances.

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