DESPITE languishing sixth in the premier league table Manchester United have taken over the top spot on the Deloitte rich list – overtaking Real Madrid in terms of overall revenue from the 2015-2016 season.
United raked in £515.3 million over the course of the season, well above Real, who sunk to third spot with £463.8 million. Madrid had sat pretty atop the Money League table for 11 consecutive seasons and are now behind bitter rivals Barcelona who take second spot.
Manchester United last topped the Money League in 2003/04 and the table, now in its 20th year, has the same top three as it did in 1997. Bayern Munich are in fourth spot, while United’s blue rivals City take fifth with £392.6 million.
Paris St Germain are a notch above the English trio of Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool, in seventh, eighth and ninth respectively, while Juventus polish off the top 10.
Tottenham, West Ham and Leicester City make up the rest of the English contingent in the top 20. Deloitte analysts expect one of the Spanish giants to unseat Manchester United for the 2016/17 due to the fall of the pound against the euro.