Why United's away fans are the best in the Premier League

Manchester United are one of the biggest clubs on the planet. The 13-time Premier League champions have a fan base that spans all four corners of the globe and they continue to attract new supporters on a daily basis. Although Manchester City have enjoyed recent success in England’s top flight, United are still the top dogs in Manchester and are the club that every British team aspires to be. Old Trafford can accommodate over 78,000 fans on a matchday but it is United’s away fans who deservedly receive plenty of praise and plaudits on their travels.

Our away fans are the greatest in the country. That’s a fact. United’s supporters turn out in all weathers to follow the team. United’s away fans are widely regarded as the best in the Premier League and opposing clubs regularly comment on the clear passion of our supporters. Win, lose or draw, away trips are always fantastic. However, it’s not always easy to get tickets for away fixtures, especially for Premier League matches.

At times, football is very similar to a lottery of success. Ballot applications often restrict some supporters from travelling to away games but the most ardent supporters travel to the ground and find ways of getting a ticket. Some United fans have been incredibly unlucky in the ballots in recent times – in fact some might have more luck if they played the lottery online! You can play from the UK and, with a bit of luck, you might have a better chance of winning than scoring tickets to City, Chelsea and Liverpool away!

Despite their frustrations, United’s supporters remain incredibly loyal and continue to support the club on a weekly basis. Due to the sheer size of the club, the 659 million United fans across the world are often tarred with the same brush but the most passionate fans are those who support the team through thick and thin. Our fan base is colossal and some of our greatest fans live out in Asia, Africa and Australia. In fact, many fans travel to Manchester on a yearly basis to support the team and enjoy watching United at Old Trafford.

United’s home fans are immense but the away support is even better. If you’ve never been lucky enough to follow United on an away trip, you’re missing out. The atmosphere is absolutely unreal. From Newcastle to Norwich, Moscow to Madrid and Leicester to London, one thing’s for sure: United’s away supporters will ALWAYS make noise and support the team – and THAT is why they are the best in England’s top flight.

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By RedManc

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