According to the Manchester United football club, they had 659 million followers worldwide in 2012.
Manchester United has 659 million followers worldwide:
- 71 million in Americas
- 90 million in Europe
- 173 million in Africa and the Middle East
- 325 million in Asia
In 2011, The Times reported a smaller number:
A confidential club-by-club analysis obtained by The Times shows that United have nearly five times as many overseas supporters as Liverpool and more than twice the figure for the next popular club.
The Barclays Premier League champions command a following of 354 million
This number was repeated by the BBC.
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