Manchester United cult hero Eric Djemba Djemba tells SunSport for years people spelled his name wrong

IS it Djemba-Djemba or Djemba Djemba?

For years, the English and French media have put a hyphen in the former Manchester United and Cameroon midfielder's surname when they've written stories about him.

 When he was at Manchester United the midfielder's surname was actually incorrectly spelled on the shirt

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When he was at Manchester United the midfielder's surname was actually incorrectly spelled on the shirt

But SunSport has EXCLUSIVELY learned we've been wrong all along.

Djemba Djemba, 37, has cleared up that little mystery insisting there's NO need for the hyphen.

"It's not a problem for me," he said laughing as we asked him what he thought of the press spelling his name wrong for so long.

"I don't know why there was a hyphen in my name, but in France it was the same.

 He might have held up this shirt during his career - but his surname wasn't quite right

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He might have held up this shirt during his career – but his surname wasn't quite right

"Maybe that's why my name was spelled that way in the British press."

And it wasn't just us that got it wrong. His own employers Manchester United also managed to cock-up the spelling of his last name.

His No.19 United top during the 2003-2004 season featured the hyphen, which we're sure they must've charged fans for when they wanted his name printed on their replica jerseys!

Aston Villa fell for it, as did St Mirren.

 

 Eric Djemba Djemba stands with Marco Matterazi - with his name correct

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Eric Djemba Djemba stands with Marco Matterazi – with his name correct

But the penny finally dropped when he signed for Indian Super League team Chennaiyin FC in 2014.

Posing in a picture with former teammate Marco Matterazi, the hyphen was officially gone.

And now Djemba Djemba turns out for Swiss amateur team FC Vallorbe-Ballaigues.

They've continued the trend of spelling his surname right by omitting the hyphen.

So, now you know. It's Djemba Djemba.

IS it Djemba-Djemba or Djemba Djemba?