Coleman watched the Champions League clash between United and Lille on Tuesday night, and said: “I was sitting next to about 200 United fans and I never heard one Manchester accent.
“It was incredible. The sad thing nowadays is that you get a lot of fans who support certain clubs who are 500 miles away. Nobody supports their local team.
“When I was a kid, Swansea City were my team because I was a local lad but it is different now. Kids don’t want to support Swansea or Cardiff or Scunthorpe. They support the clubs they see on the TV.”