Stars from Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool feature prominently in the list of highest selling shirts

United Kingdom’s leading sports retailer, Sports Direct, in association with The Sun, have revealed the most popular selling shirts at the sports apparel company. The Premier League has, in recent years, seen quite a lot of arrivals of global superstars at clubs, which has only contributed to the higher shirts sales, as supporters are eager to have their favourite player’s name of the back of the shirt.

Not surprisingly, footballing juggernaut Manchester United dominate the list, having as many as seven players in the list of top twenty highest selling shirts, followed by Arsenal and Liverpool who have four players and three players respectively. Two players each from City and Chelsea and one each from West Ham and Spurs complete the list.

France's midfielder Paul Pogba gestures at the end of the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifying football match between the Netherlands and France at the Arena Stadium in Amsterdam on October 10, 2016. / AFP / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

France’s midfielder Paul Pogba gestures at the end of the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifying football match between the Netherlands and France at the Arena Stadium in Amsterdam on October 10, 2016. / AFP / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

While, Pogba hasn’t exactly set the stage on fire yet since his transfer, he finds himself at the top of charts, demonstrating his immense popularity within the fan base for the £89 million star. Zlatan, who shows no signs of slowing even at the age of 35, has been the second most popular choice for the shirt.

Arsenal superstars Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil feature at the number three and four spot respectively on the list while Liverpool playmaker Coutinho is fifth.

There’s also a mention for new Liverpool signing, Sadio Mane, who takes up the seventh place, a spot below Manchester United’s goalkeeper, David de Gea. Dimitri Payet, who has been phenomenal since his signing up for West Ham is placed at eight with Chelsea’s Eden Hazard and teen sensation, Marcus Rashford complete the top ten.

Interestingly, Manchester United’s captain Wayne Rooney features only at the thirteenth spot, probably reflecting the divided opinions in recent times for the English player.

Below is the complete list of the highest selling Premier League shirts for this season –

  1. Paul Pogba – Manchester United
  2. Zlatan Ibrahimovic – Manchester United
  3. Alexis Sanchez – Arsenal
  4. Mesut Ozil – Arsenal
  5. Coutinho – Liverpool
  6. David de Gea – Manchester United
  7. Sadio Mane – Liverpool
  8. Dimitri Payet – West Ham
  9. Eden Hazard – Chelsea
  10. Marcus Rashford – Manchester United

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