Man United voted UK's 'most hated' club by fans

Manchester United has been voted as Britain's most hated club by fans.

The 19-time champions pulled in more than almost a third of the total vote in a survey of fans.

Chelsea, three-times Premier League champs, got ten percent of the hate vote, with Arsenal just behind them with 9.3 percent, the Daily Star reports.   

Liverpool came fourth while big-spending Manchester City, who are currently on top of the Premier League, were fifth.

But only just over six percent of supporters said a club's success was a key factor in forming their dislike.   

The biggest reason was historical rivalry (21.5 percent) followed by the behaviour of players (14.6 percent) and the behaviour of fans (17.45 percent). Other factors included geographical closeness to their own home club (11.45 percent), wealth (9.6 percent) and the manager's behaviour (6.7 percent).

 "The Manchester derby is the biggest fixture of the season so far," a 888sport spokesman Ed Nicholson said.  

"We wanted to find out if Man City's millions have made them the most hated club, when typically United have held that position. We're definitely surprised City aren't higher up the table," he added.

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