The Premier League has a religious following in Southeast Asia. Guess it might have some roots from our colonial past. It's difficult to explain why we care so much for teams that are located so far away, or why the local rivalries do matter to us. But that's just how it is.Why?
Many years ago I was Malaysia and got up in the middle of the night to watch United in the hotel bar. I met a lad who was about my age and shared so many of my United memories. He was from Singapore so was usually either staying up well past midnight or getting up at 4am to watch United, or very occasionally flying halfway across the world. Who am I to tell him he's not a real United supporter?