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Top 10: Most popular Premier League shirts

The Premier League's most popular shirt (©GettyImages)
The Premier League's most popular shirt (©GettyImages).

Manchester United's Robin Van Persie has the most popular shirt in the Premier League, according to the latest figures.

The 2012-13 Golden Boot winner fired in 30 goals in his first season at Old Trafford, and a Daily Mirror report claims he's turned down as many as five big-money sponsorship deals this summer to concentrate on a second title next season.

But while he's not personally cashing in, Manchester United certainly are.

His number 20 jersey accounts for more than one quarter of all Premier League shirts sold in the United Kingdom.

As you would expect, Manchester United dominate the overall list with four players in the top 10. Liverpool boast two, Chelsea two, Arsenal one and Manchester City one.

The 29-year-old Dutchman completed his £24m move to United last summer, and a hugely successful first season has seen his popularity skyrocket - especially in the lucrative Far East market.

But Van Persie insists he remains focussed on his playing career, and isn't interested in building a brand.

"I have discovered that I have now reached a new stage of my career," Van Persie said as reported by the Daily Mirror.

"I have just spent almost two weeks in Asia with the Holland national team and have been absolutely amazed by the level of my own popularity over there.

"I have been getting some incredible commercial offers, but I have decided to skip them all.

"I looked at my schedule of travelling and the amount of matches I have to play and decided my football and my fitness comes first, not money.

"After the Asia tour with Holland, I will have to travel again to Asia and Australia with Manchester United next month.

"In between, big companies wanted me to spend more time in Thailand, Malaysia, China and a few more countries. The opportunities for me were incredible. But I feel I need every moment to rest so I can peak again as a player in the new season."

So, Van Persie may be top - but who makes up the rest of the top 10? Check out the count down by scrolling through at the top of the article.

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