When North Korea overlord Kim Jong-un isn’t plotting nuclear destruction, he’s sitting down to watch his beloved Manchester United in action.

Yes, really.

Or at least that’s what The Sun claim in a new report, which quotes eccentric Italian senator Antonio Razzi, who claims to be a close friend of Kim.

The story – admittedly full of paraphrasing, low on actual quotes – claims that in addition to following United, Kim watches every major international tournament and believes North Korean players will soon descend on the Premier League.

Apparently, Han Kwang-song, of second-tier Italian side Perugia, particularly pleases the dictator.

Razzi was also quizzed about whether Kim compared himself to any United legends, saying: “No, Kim is Kim — he is the only one.”

Anyway, make of this what you will…