Wednesday 7 December 2016

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba head Premier League shirt sales top 10 - but who takes number one?

Jack De Menezes

Published 13/10/2016 | 18:50

Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic (right) with teammate Paul Pogba
Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic (right) with teammate Paul Pogba

Manchester United may not yet be reaping the rewards from their expensive summer in the transfer market, but they are seeing the enormous benefits from signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba when it comes to kit sales.

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Such is the appeal of the two world class footballers, United were confident that a large portion of the £89m spent on Pogba would be repaid through shirt sales around the world, and that appears to be the case.

The pair head the list of the top 10 player shirt sales in the Premier League this season, as revealed by Sports Direct, and they are not the only United players to feature on the list.

In fact, four United players make the cut along with two Arsenal player, two from Liverpool, one from Chelsea and one from West Ham, with only one other new signing featuring in the list.

But who else joins Ibrahimovic and Pogba on the list, and more importantly, who takes top spot between United’s superstar duo?

Top 10 Premier League shirt sales

10. Marcus Rashford (Manchester United)

9. Eden Hazard (Chelsea)

8. Dimitri Payet (West Ham)

7. Sadio Mane (Liverpool)

6. David De Gea (Manchester United)

5. Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool)

4. Mesut Özil (Arsenal)

3. Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal)

2. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Manchester United)

1. Paul Pogba (Manchester United)

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