Watching their beloved club play would be so much more fun for African fans of Manchester United henceforth

By: Sammie Frimpong

For a club which prides itself as the most popular in the world — Africa being a huge chunk of that world — it had always been somewhat odd that Manchester United haven’t ever had a top footballer from these parts.


Rivals Chelsea have had the likes of Didier Drogba, Michael Essien, John Obi Mikel and Samuel Eto’o Fils star; Arsenal have had a good number in the past, notably Kolo Toure, Emmanuels Eboue and Adebayor; Toure, Momo Sissoko and — forgive me, Lord — El Hadji Diouf have been in Liverpool’s colours; and United’s neighbours Manchester City have progressed in leaps and bounds since purchasing Ivorian genius Yaya Toure and could look forward to a future just a trophy-laden having Toure’s countryman Wilfried Bony and Nigerian starlet Kelechi…

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