The poor season under David Moyes cost United reduced matchday income as well as prize and broadcast money, the latter of which dropped by more than 20 per cent. That’s the bad news.
The five sons and one daughter of Malcolm Glazer will be paid $3.9m (£2.5m) each annually, as the majority shareholders of Manchester United plc, the United holding company.
United said that as a result of the improved fortunes of the team under Louis van Gaal and its sponsorships, it was expecting record revenues in the current financial year of up to £510m.
“I think for our supporters the Premier League is more important than other competitions”. The blip a year ago showed what he claimed was an ability to withstand “short term headwinds”.
However, with the club now back in the Champions League, Fiona Cincotta, who is an employee of Finspreads, has told Sports Mole that those connected with United should not be concerned.
The Premier League is widely regarded as one of the world’s strongest leagues, but questions are always raised as to their strength in Europe, and whether they can compete with the continent’s best.
Fernandinho has dismissed talk of Manchester City running away with the Premier League, insisting December will be the crucial month.
“We completely kill ourselves in the Christmas period with the madness of our fixtures”.
“They keep qualifying, and I’ve no doubt they will get to the last 16 again – then we’ll see how they go”. I understand the tradition of playing on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, but why the middle Saturday as well?
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If Manchester United were to hit that staggering figure, it would be the first time in history that an English club would cross the half-billion mark. We can compete but we don’t help ourselves, and it’s the same with worldwide football.