Manchester United new-boys Falcao & Di Maria dominate Premier League shirt sales

The striker made the biggest impact following his arrival on loan, while the Argentine accounted for 20.6 per cent of all club-based sales
Manchester United duo Radamel Falcao and Angel Di Maria dominated Premier League shirt sales this summer.

The Colombia international's new No.9 United shirt accounted for 33 per cent of all sales globally during the week following his deadline day arrival on loan from Monaco.

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In comparison, Di Maria boasted 24% of first-week sales, while Alexis Sanchez and Mario Balotelli totalled just 13%.

Di Maria, though, has proved the most popular at Old Trafford with 20.6% all sales including the Argentine's name and number.

Arsenal and Chelsea enjoyed a similar boost with Sanchez and Cesc Fabregas making up 36.4% and 26.6% of all sales at the clubs, respectively, according to online sportwear retailer Kitbag.

Steven Gerrard continues to lead the way at Liverpool with 23.7% of sales, while 33.7% of Manchester City fans opted for Sergio Aguero's name and number this summer.

"It's clear that the English Premier League continues to capture the imagination of fans across the entire world," said Kitbag chief executive Andy Anson.

"Major signings will always inspire excitement, but after a hugely entertaining World Cup in Brazil, the interest has definitely intensified.

"Players who join the Premier League, or those who continue to have a strong link to it, are clearly in high demand when it comes to buying personalised replica shirts."

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