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 By Chris Wright

FM2015 fan simulates 1,000 years of football - Sheffield United are the best

Sheffield United are set to go on an impressive trophy run in the next 1,000 years.

For reasons we won't even pretend to fathom, one Football Manager 2015 fan has simulated the future of English football -- 1,000 years of future, to be specific.

After letting his manager "go on holiday" for 58 days straight, the gamer published his results on Reddit recently with the data revealing, perhaps a little surprisingly, that Sheffield United are set to emerge as the most dominant footballing force over the next millennium.

In fact, the Blades won the Premier League title on no more that 167 occasions, with future rivals Burnley following closely behind on 138.

It was the Clarets that proved most successful on the Europe front by amassing an impressive 42 Champions League titles, one more than Sheffield United.

At the opposite end of the success spectrum, currently reigning Premier League champions Chelsea managed just one more title victory in the next 1,000 years -- the same amount as Forest Green Rovers.

However, the real losers are Andorran minnows CE Principat, who somehow conspired to embark upon a 257-game losing streak in the Europa League that stretched over some 550 years!

At the end of the marathon simulation, the world record transfer fee stood at an eye-watering $127 million, shelled out by Coventry City to acquire Jeremy Lannoy from Bordeaux in the year 2044.

Not that we're putting too much stead in the results, but a £10 flutter on Sheffield United to win the Premier League inside the next 25 years is definitely looking like a tidy little earner.

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