Manchester United are bigger than any celebrity and are on par with a religion on social media, says sporting director Richard Arnold. Xavi Hernandez Jersey . United, whose Facebook page has more than 71m likes and Twitter followers in excess of 9m, are the worlds leading sports club in terms of interaction, according to Arnold. Most followed on Instagram? Find out which UK club is the most popular on Instagram Paul Pogbas world-record £89m transfer was supported with a social media campaign Pogback and Arnold claims it surpassed the unveiling of Real Madrids Gareth Bale and Barcelonas Luis Suarez, and the sporting director has not held back in putting Uniteds global reach into perspective. The level we are engaging at, to put it in context, is akin to religion, Arnold told the Web Summit 2016, in Lisbon, as quoted by the Daily Mail.John Lennon was famously quoted as saying The Beatles were bigger than Jesus. Whilst we wouldnt want to be disrespectful in that way, what you are seeing from a measurement point of view is that the level of engagement and fervour we get is on par with the worlds major religions and those are the only things at the same level as Manchester United in terms of that interaction and engagement. Former Manchester United captain Gary Neville admits hes surprised by Jose Mourinhos criticism of Chris Smalling but admits Luke Shaw needs to mature Despite having not performed to the same levels on the pitch as the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich in recent seasons, Arnold claimed United have more than 650m followers across the world, saying thats like two Americas that love the same team.We just had our billionth interaction on Facebook, he added. Thats incredibly valuable because it allows us to gauge what fans like and allows us to adjust our behaviour going forward. Man Utd vs Arsenal November 19, 2016, 11:30am Live on Get Sky Sports Get a Sky Sports pass United are competing on a social engagement level which no celebrity comes near to, according to Arnold, who is adamant this is one area the club are outperforming any other sports team. We are on a different scale to other clubs in our league, he said. We are also the biggest in the world at what we do across any sport and any team.Sport is one of the most engaging things in the world. Within that we are the most engaged. Get Sky Sports Alerts Breaking news, line ups and goal alerts from your football club - direct to your mobile Also See: Fergie: The hairdryer truth Griezmann wants Pogba reunion Jose’s biggest problem? Suarez: We both want Barca deal Jordi Alba Jersey . One game after a miserable showing in Oklahoma City, Gay tied a career high with 41 points and the Sacramento Kings cruised to a 114-97 victory at the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night. Jasper Cillessen Jersey . General manager Jarmo Kekalainen told Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch on Friday that he wants to see Gaboriks contributions go beyond the scoresheet before considering a long-term deal for the soon-to-be unrestricted free agent. http://www.fcbarcelonapro.com/Kids-Andre-Gomes-Jersey/ .com) - The women will also have a new champion at the Australian Open. South Africa have changed two for Saturdays Test against New Zealand in Durban.?Injury has forced Allister Coetzees hand with scrum-half Faf de Klerk replacing Rudy Paige, who is absent due to concussion, and Damien de Allende coming into the side for Jesse Kriel who has a groin injury.?Juan de Jongh shifts to outside centre to accommodate De Allende who starts at No.12 while Bryan Habana and Francois Hougaard switch wings.?The All Blacks will be a huge Test, they are number one side in the world and they have great form aat the moment, Coetzee said. Aleix Vidal Jersey. We are playing at home and the boys are looking forward to the encounter against the worlds best team.It is important for us to end the campaign with a good performance against a very good All Blacks side.What I would like to see is that that we keep on improving as a team and build on our continuity and converting more of our opportunities into points. Cheap Soccer Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Hockey Jerseys Nike NFL Jerseys China Cheap Nike MLB Jerseys China Wholesale Baseball Jerseys China Wholesale College Jerseys Cheap Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys Near Me Cheap Jerseys Online Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Authentic Cheap Soccer Jerseys China Cheap NCAA Jerseys Authentic Cheap Nike NBA Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys Authentic MLB Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Throwback Jerseys Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China ' ' '