The Red Devils posted record profits last season, making them the game’s highest earners for the first time in over a decade
Manchester United have been named the world’s highest grossing club in the 2015-16 edition of Deloitte’s Football Money League.
The study, which is the 20th annual check on the finances of the planet’s top clubs, has placed the Red Devils in pole position ahead of Barcelona and Real Madrid. Madrid slip to third having topped the standings when the previous edition was published 12 months ago.
United’s income has jumped dramatically over that intervening period from £395.2 million to £515.3m. That gives them a significant advantage of over 10 per cent to second-placed Barcelona (£463.8m) and third-placed Madrid, who are less than £100,000 behind their great rivals.