The heavyweight world champion has said in the past he doesn’t support anyone – but now this might have changed
ANTHONY JOSHUA was handed his own personalised Manchester United shirt as he paid a visit to the club’s training facility at Carrington.
The heavyweight world boxing champion met up with the playing squad and happily posed for photos at the north west base.
He was then handed a home shirt by Mourinho, with “Joshua” and the number “1” emblazoned on the back.
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The 27-year-old, who sensationally stopped boxing legend Wladimir Klitschko in front of 90,000 fans at Wembley Stadium on April 29, has previously stated he does not have a favourite football team.
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But that might just have changed – and after a difficult season where the Europa League has become priority, that might be just the tonic United need.
The Watford fighter then posed for a photo with one of United’s hottest prospects, Axel Tuanzebe, along with Timothy Fosu-Mensah.
Mourinho gave the 19-year-old defender Tuanzebe his senior debut at Old Trafford after deciding to bring him into his squad.
He played in the 2-0 defeat to Arsenal, and although losing was a bitter blow, the 19-year-old showed some class touches and interplay.
United face a tricky tie away to Spurs tomorrow, as they continue their chase for a top-four finish.
Meanwhile, SunSport has revealed that Joshua could fight Wladimir Klitschko in Cardiff, Las Vegas, Dubai, Qatar or China – but the Ukrainian is yet to decide on his future.
The five venues are being mulled over by Eddie Hearn as he bids to set up a rematch of last month’s epic 11-round encounter.
Cardiff’s 74,000-capacity Principality Stadium would be the UK venue in pole position for a re-match.
And it has been used before by Joe Calzaghe during his reign as unified super-middleweight world champ.
The MGM Grand in Las Vegas would be the prime destination if the fight went to the US.
And China, Dubai and Qatar are all interested in hosting the fight as well, but Hearn has stressed that depends on the money being negotiated by Klitschko’s promoter Bernd Boente.