By Mike McGrath
MANCHESTER UNITED have been named the world’s richest club again — and valued at a massive £1.39billion.
The Premier League champions topped Forbes magazine’s list for the eighth year in a row following another successful year for manager Alex Ferguson’s men.
But neighbours City have still not broken into the top 10 of the rankings, moving up just two places to 13th.
The next highest English team after United were Arsenal in fourth, followed by Chelsea in seventh, eighth-placed Liverpool and Tottenham in 11th.
Spanish giants Real Madrid are second in the table, followed by their La Liga rivals Barcelona. Germany’s Bayern Munich complete the top five.
United landed £103.5million in commercial revenue alone last season. And the Glazer family, who own the club, are thought to be considering putting some of the club on Singapore’s stock exchange which would raise even more funds.
United’s value dwarfs the estimated £276.5m of City and their Abu Dhabi owners, headed by Sheikh Mansour.
But Forbes also claim City are spending a huge £93.6m per year on wages alone.
The report said: “United’s global fan-base of some 330million also helps make it the most valuable team in any sport.”