Manchester United have been named the most valuable football club in the world – but it could be bad news for Red Devils fans.
Digital content company Sportico produced a list of the 50 most valuable clubs in the world, with United topping the list at $5.95billion (£4.72billion). However, the price could influence the Glazers to increase their asking price.
The Red Devils are currently on the market – with Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Sheik Jassim the two front runners to purchase the club. However, there remains the option that the Glazers could opt to keep the Red Devils.
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One fan tweeted: "If Glazers don't sell the club now @ManUtd's future is doomed. It's now or never…"
"If the Glazers don't sell, we should ensure no single game is played next season," a second added. While a third tweeted: "Glazers don't sell and we don't get top four… doomsday is becoming a reality!"
"Glazers don’t want to sell. It’s becoming more obvious every day. Slapped a ridiculous price tag on the club and now delaying their response. They’re not going to sell," another fumed.
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United weren't the only Premier League club in the top ten – with English sides dominating the upper echelons with 50% of the top ten based in the Prem.
Liverpool finished fourth, while Manchester City, Arsenal, and Chelsea were sixth, seventh, and eighth respectively. Meanwhile, Tottenham Hotspur rounded out the top ten – beating sides such as Juventus, Atletico Madrid, and AC Milan.
The Spanish giants of Barcelona and Real Madrid were second and third – while Bayern Munich were fifth. The only other non-English side to make the top ten was PSG, who finished ninth.
Sportico explained the calculations: "To derive the enterprise value of the world’s leading soccer clubs, we calculated each team’s revenue, relying on publicly available financial statements, Deloitte’s Football Money League publication, and our own estimates in cases where detailed information was not available," they wrote.
"For the Premier League and MLS, we used our previous valuations compiled in January (EPL) and late September (MLS). Total team revenues are displayed, excluding transfer fees and value-added taxes.
"Revenue consists of three main buckets: broadcast, commercial and matchday. All revenue figures are displayed in U.S. dollars using the average daily exchange rate during the 2021-22 fiscal year: £1 = $1.33 for UK clubs and €1 = $1.13 for teams in continental Europe."
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