Despite on-field performances not being where they’d like, Manchester United are still raking in the money off the pitch.
According to the BBC, United have announced record profits in 2019 from January-July, with the club fetching in a huge £627million.
The figures include Champions League revenue from last term, which soared 18% as United were dumped out by FC Barcelona in the quarter-final stage. Understandably, United expect that revenue to fall from now until the end of the year – due to the fact that the Reds are spending this season in the Europa League.
When you look at the figures, I’m just mesmerised. The mouthwatering money involved in football at the highest level is absolutely unbelievable, and what’s crazy is that it’ll continue to soar for the foreseeable future.
If you ever needed reminding about the size and stature of Manchester United, this is it. The Old Trafford club remain amongst the biggest in the business despite their evident struggles, and it begs the question, just how big would the profits be if United were competing at the business end of tournaments.
I’m not going to get into it about The Glazers and spending money here, but I would hope that money is available for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to spend when January rolls around.