Brazil legend Pele reveals he ditched love of Liverpool for Manchester United
26 June 2009 03:18
The great Pele admits he is a fair-weather fan who used to support Liverpool but now favours Manchester United.
And the former Brazil striker, who Manchester United tried to sign in the Sixties, believes the Barclays Premier League is the best spectacle in the world.
'I have always liked English teams,' the 68-year-old told Sport magazine. 'In the 1970s ad 80s I was a Liverpool fan. I don't know why especially, perhaps because they were the top team back then.
'In the last 10 or 15 years I have enjoyed following Manchester United the most. They play the game the right way and, in Brazil, Manchester United are far and away the most popular team.