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North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Un 'Privately' Revealed Which Premier League Team He Supports

North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Un 'Privately' Revealed Which Premier League Team He Supports

It's believed that long-time Red Devils supporter Kim Jong-un is a big fan of Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney.

North Korean leader and dictator Kim Jong-un spilled the beans by revealing that he is a super-fan of Premier League side Manchester United.

That is according to ex-Italian Senator Antonio Razzi, who claimed the hot-headed North Korean tyrant told him in ‘private conversations’ about his support for United.

It is believed that Kim, 39, has been a long-time supporter of the Old Trafford outfit, with previous reports suggesting he is a big fan of England legend Wayne Rooney.

According to reports in 2014, the North Korean dictator had demanded that the country’s state TV broadcast United matches.

Fast-forward from 2014 to 2017 and Razzi, 74, told The Sun that Kim had opened up about his ‘love for the Red Devils.’

However, the erratic Kim does not compare himself to United players, past or present, like Zlatan Ibrahimovic or Eric Cantona.


When asked about Kim comparing himself to any United heroes, Razzi told the newspaper: “No, Kim is Kim -- he is the only one.”

Razzi also revealed that North Korea’s supremo also expected the Premier League to be ‘inundated’ with talent from the country after the emergence of Han Kwang-song.

Han, 23, was on loan at Italian side Perugia and the North Korean ‘wonderkid’ had started to attract attention after an ‘eye-catching start to the season.’


The North Korea international, who is now a free agent, also played for Juventus Under-23s and most recently played for Qatari side Al-Duhail.

Razzi claimed that Kim felt Han was only a taste of what kind of talent North Korea could produce, with the dictator believing his country is in “constant evolution.”

Kim ascended to his role as supreme leader of North Korea after the death of his father, Kim Jong-il, who had been in charge of the country from 1994 until 2011.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Manchester United, Premier League, England, Football