Manchester United ace Robin van Persie is far and away the best shirt seller in the UK.

Van Persie's popularity has ­exploded in the year since he joined United from Arsenal in a £24million deal.

More than 25 per cent of all ­personalised shirts now sold in the UK are emblazoned with Van ­Persie's name and number.

Top ten UK shirt sales

Van Persie (Man Utd) 25.4%

Gerrard (L'pool) 8.2%

Rooney (Man Utd) 6%

Kagawa (Man Utd) 5.8%

Suarez (L'pool) 3.6%

Hazard (Chelsea) 3.1%

Scholes (Man Utd) 2.7%

Torres (Chelsea) 2.5%

Aguero (Man City) 2.2%

Podolski (Arsenal) 2.1%