Bulgarian football fan Marin Zdravkov recently changed his name after a 15 year long legal battle with government authorities.
The die hard had been granted permission to adopt a combination of his own name and the club’s title to become Manchester Zdravkov Levidzhov-United.
Marin Zdravkov was inspired to name himself after the club shortly after watching the Red Devils’ come from behind victory over Bayern Munich in the 1999 Champions League Final on television.
Officials eventually let him change his name to Manchester, but refused to allow United as his surname, saying it could be used as a trademark.
“Some friends are even making fun of me, by asking ‘OK, now that you are already officially known as Manchester, is your surname actually City or United? “
Now, Mr. Man U has one-upped himself and tattooed his loyalty on his forehead saying, “The tattoo’s my ID card. ‘People don’t look at me in a funny way, they look in admiration.’
The Bulgarian says it confirms his commitment to the Red Devils. ‘Now, whenever someone asks my name, I point to my forehead and smile. It makes me stand out and proves my loyalty to United,’ he added.