Manchester United: 8 Ways to Prove You Are a True Fan of the Red Devils

Adam MacDonald@adammacdoAnalyst IIJuly 6, 2011

Manchester United: 8 Ways to Prove You Are a True Fan of the Red Devils

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    Manchester United are perhaps the best-known football club in the world. In many ways, they are to football what the New York Yankees are to baseball and what the Dallas Cowboys once were to, well, the other football.

    As a result of their high exposure and their great success at both the domestic and European level, they have a huge fan base. A lot of these are the type of fan characterised by some as 'bandwagoners' and 'pink hats.' Here are eight ways to prove you're a true fan of Man U.

Get a Tattoo

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    There is no more permanent and definitive way of supporting your team than getting its logo inked onto you.

Have a DVD of the 1999 Treble

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    Manchester United's incredible 1999 season was unprecedented in English football, as they won the FA Cup, the Premiership and the UEFA Champions League.

    If you're still watching the DVD of this, despite all the recent successes the team has had, you're a true fan.

You Paint Your Face

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    It is a more common sight at NCAA football games than at Premier League matches, but it's still a fun way of showing your support.

You Skip Work to Go Games

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    This would be far more prevalent than it is were it not for the fact games are played almost exclusively on the weekend, but it still happens.

You Can Name Every Player from the Last Decade

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    There has not been much squad turnover in the last 15 years, relative to other teams.

    There have been a handful of franchise faces, mainstays in the lineup for over a decade, with Gary Neville, Paul Scholes and the most-capped player in team history, Ryan Giggs.

You Like Wayne Rooney

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    Wayne Rooney might not be the most hated player in the Premier League, but very few fans of other teams will like him.

Name Your Child David, Alex or Ryan

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    Or, for that matter, Paul, Peter, Gary or Ole-Gunnar.

    There must be hundreds of kids named after Manchester United players, especially around 12 years old.

Have a Cat Named Scholesy

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    The sad thing is, I actually know someone who has done this. It is a cute cat, though, so it's not too bad.