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United Richest Club Again

Manchester United have once again been named as the world’s richest club by Forbes magazine, the eighth year in a row, with our value estimated at an £1.39billion, which is a 20% increase on last year.

We are also the most valuable team in any sport, with United being worth £240m more than both America’s biggest teams, Major League Baseball’s New York Yankees and the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League.

1 Man United £1.39bn
2 Real Madrid £1.17bn
3 Barcelona £816m
4 Arsenal £800m
5 Bayern Munich £766m
6 AC Milan £615m
7 Chelsea £474m
8 Liverpool £386m
9 Juventus £367m
10 Schalke 04 £365m
11 Tottenham Hotspur £351m

United brought in an incredible £103.5m in commercial revenue alone last season and £120m in broadcasting revenue (22% more than the season before).

City’s overall value is £276.5m and their wage bill is £93.6m.

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  1. CedarsDevil says:


    Good to hear my friend, whenever I have a lapse of my own I actually think of you! Glad you’re keeping busy pal….. United always drive us on and give us the strength and joy we need!

  2. Albert Ross says:


    No doubt you know Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody. A chorus there from goes:

    I see a little silhouetto of a man,
    Scaramouche! Scaramouche! Will you do the

    Thunderbolt and lightning, very, very frightening
    Galileo, Galileo
    Galileo, Galileo
    Galileo, Figaro – magnifico

    So I wondered if this works:

    I see a big silhouetto of a man,
    Antonio! Valencia! Will you own their
    Right Back?!

    Valencia on the right wing, very, very frightening
    Antonio, Valencia
    Antonio, Valencia
    Valencia, Antonio – magnifico!

  3. Albert Ross says:

    I’m just a poor Bebe, nobody loves me
    He’s just a poor Bebe from a poor family,
    Spare him his life from this monstrosity!
    Easy come, easy go, will you let me go
    No Bebe! No, we will not let you go
    (Let him go!) No Bebe! We will not let you go
    (Let him go!) No Bebe! We will not let you go
    (Let me go) Will not let you go
    (Let me go)(Never) Never let you go
    (Let me go) Never let you go (Let me go) Ah
    No, no, no, no, no, no, no
    Oh mama mia, mama mia, mama mia, let me go
    Sir Alex has a devil put aside for me, for me,
    for meeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

  4. Albert Ross says:

    Costas – There are so many permutations that seem likely, perhaps even many departures.
    We will just have to wait and see, I guess.
    Nothing would surprise me.

    I wouldn’t even be shocked if we brought no players in. On the other hand,there could be a couple of early-twenties and a late-teen that we hardly know being nabbed.

    Top established additions? I can’t see more than one, if that’s even necessary.
    Last year I was convinced that one top midfielder would come in, and I still believe we looked hard at 3 possibles. A year has passed, so the list of possibles will have changed. We will only bring in a player if he demands buying, not to fill some perceived gap.

    I think we already look in good shape for next year. I suppose it’s more about who is leaving (falling off the end of the conveyor) then covering those losses, than a need to inject a great deal.

  5. Atin says:

    Sandeep, Ancha,

    I did some calculations last year for Delhi-Manchester, unfortunately couldn’t go. About 70K for a 5 day stay dependent on lodging quality.

  6. Atin says:

    Oh and this includes buying loooooooaaaaaaads of Utd memorabilia :P

  7. Sandeep1878 says:


    Thanks for the update mate…

  8. Rd54 says:

    So you think u can stone me and spit in my eyes,so you think u can love me and leave me to die,oh bebe can’t do this to me bebe,just gotta get out ,just gotta get right outta here……,

  9. Albert Ross says:

    Excellent stuff Rd54! I’m singing away merrily!

  10. Rd54 says:

    Nothing really matters,next time next freddie song.


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