Kim Jong-un supports Manchester United

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The Queen supports West Ham, Osama Bin Laden was keen on Arsenal, Tom Hanks and Prince William are big Aston Villa fans - and to that list of famous football fans we can add Manchester United loving Kim Jong-Un.

According to the Daily Mirror, the 31-year-old tyrant is a massive Manchester United supporter, so much so that he has ordered North Korean state TV to broadcast all of Manchester United's games illegally. Good luck enforcing those rights Premier League.

Jong-Un has reportedly followed the Red Devils for years, although oddly his support seems to have become more fevered as United's performances have nose-dived.

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He's a big fan of football generally though, and once secured the rights to show the German Bundesliga.

But he doesn't have those same rights for the Premier League, putting Richard Scudamore and the EPL suits in a potentially tricky position. Personally, I wouldn't fancy clamping down on a nuclear warhead-toting dictator with a dodgy haircut.

Of course, this story may actually just be another classic Kim Jong-Un myth. There's plenty of them floating about on the web, and in that sense, he's just following in his father's footsteps.

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Kim Jong-Ill, his predecessor, reportedly completed 18 holes of golf in 18 shots. As you do. Also everybody reportedly had to have the Kim Jong-Un haircut at one stage. Not a fresh cut.

And then North Korea beat Brazil to win the World Cup in 2010. Don't remember that one to be honest.

There really is loads of them to go around, and probably none of them are true. Who's to know if this is just another to add to the list.

I have to say though, I quite like idea of Kim Jong-Un cussing out Louis Van Gaal's substitutions after another 4-0 humiliation to a third division side.

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