The Premier League clubs with the most player Instagram followers

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Instagram has become a guilty pleasure for professional footballers in recent years.

Whether it's uploading a picture from training, posting a motivational speech before a game or doing an Instagram Live inside the dressing room, they can't seem to get enough.

It's largely harmless and gives football fans an insight into the day-to-day routines of their heroes, but there are some players more obsessed with the app than others.

Arsenal's Mesut Ozil, for example, is one of the world's most followed footballers on Instagram and posts very regularly.

Manchester United duo Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard also use the app a lot, though Lingard has landed himself in trouble on numerous occasions for his social media antics.

His most recent misdemeanour was posting a video of his and Marcus Rashford's apartment in Miami while swearing and using offensive language.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reprimanded the 26-year-old for his behaviour to show the consequences of misusing social media apps like Instagram.

It's a reflection of modern society how much footballers use Instagram and its popularity is only going to continue growing.

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Professional clubs are buying into it, too, because it helps to boost their social media profile as well as the players.

A table has been created of the Premier League sides with the most player Instagram followers and leading the way is Man United on 109,499,200.

As stated at the bottom of the graphic, Tank PR's data is accurate as of 7:00am on Friday 9 August, 2019.

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United may not be challenging for the Premier League title anymore, but they remain the most popular club for players on Instagram.

Liverpool are then second on 85,216,600 followers - Mohamed Salah has over a third of them - followed by Manchester City (74.35m) and closely Arsenal (74.07m).

Queue the 'Arsenal finishing fourth' jokes.

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There's a big gap between the Gunners and the rest of the pack, but Aston Villa's players having the ninth highest followers is a big surprise.

A lot of that comes down to Egyptian midfielder Mahmoud Hassan, who is more commonly known as Trezeguet and has 3.8m followers on Instagram.

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