Manchester United overtaken as Premier League’s most hated club

The Red Devils have been knocked off the top despite Jose Mourinho’s arrival.

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Manchester United are no longer the most hated club in the Premier League, according to a new national survey of top-flight fans.

And in an amusing twist it’s Chelsea – the former club of Red Devils manager Jose Mourinho – who have overtaken United as the least popular team in all of the land.

This comes despite Mourinho, who was sacked by the Blues last season, arguably playing a pivotal role in helping cement Chelsea’s status as the Premier League’s least liked team.

Jose Mourinho Sacked from Chelsea
The second best manager in the country? Jose Mourinho Image Photo Clive Mason/Getty Images

Plenty of other people at Stamford Bridge played a part, of course – everyone from trigger-happy owner Roman Abramovich to club captain John Terry proving pivotal in the change in hierarchy, when it comes to the most hated in the Premier League.

And let’s not forget the Chelsea supporters, from those PSG fan-abusers to that drunk lawyer who hated Liverpool supporters.

Not that the Reds can talk; Liverpool are third in the poll, just behind bitter rivals Manchester United and one place above Manchester City.

Arsenal were fifth, one place ahead of North London rivals Tottenham with Stoke, West Ham, Sunderland and West Brom completing the top 20.

Here’s the full league of hate table in all of its glory:

  1. Chelsea
  2. Manchester United
  3. Liverpool
  4. Manchester City
  5. Arsenal
  6. Tottenham
  7. Stoke
  8. West Ham
  9. Sunderland
  10. West Brom
  11. Crystal Palace
  12. Everton
  13. Hull
  14. Middlesbrough
  15. Swansea
  16. Southampton
  17. Watford
  18. Burnley
  19. Leicester
  20. Bournemouth

Now, we understand Leicester being that lowdown but Bournemouth? That “fairytale” club with the mega-rich Russian owner. Hmmm.

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