United duo pip CR7 and Neymar

Manchester United duo Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku have pipped Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar as the most mentioned sports stars on Twitter for 2017.

Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho also beat the Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain forwards, ranking fourth on the list. UFC fighter Conor McGregor claimed the number one spot while Arsene Wenger also crept into the top 10.

Pogba and Lukaku experienced a lot of online coverage prior to the Belgium striker's move to Old Trafford in the summer. Neymar finished seventh ahead of Ronaldo, and can probably thank his world record move to PSG for that.

Philippe Coutinho, Wayne Rooney and Floyd Mayweather made up the other names in the top 10.

Most mentioned athletes on Twitter

1. Conor McGregor

2. Paul Pogba

3. Romelu Lukaku

4. Jose Mourinho

5. Floyd Mayweather

6. Wayne Rooney

7. Neymar