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Manchester United most valuable club in Europe, says KPMG

Manchester United is the most valuable football club in Europe, being worth about 3bn euros (£2.6bn), according to business services group KPMG. The Europa League winners top KPMG’s analysis of top sides’ “enterprise value”, putting it ahead of Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona. The study analysed broadcasting rights, profitability, popularity, sporting potential and stadium […]

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Thomas Cook targets Chinese Man Utd fans

Thomas Cook China creates new packages for football supporters Thomas Cook, the UK-based travel giant, is aiming to tap the Chinese appetite for English football with the launch of a series of new Manchester United packages. The China Daily reports that the historic tour operator, which invented the package holiday back in the 19th Century, is now […]

Zlatan Ibrahimovic to extend Man United deal

Manchester United will trigger an option to extend Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s contract by a year, manager Jose Mourinho told a press conference on Wednesday. Ibrahimovic, 35, joined United from Paris Saint-Germain in July on a one-year contract with an option for an extra year. “Zlatan’s situation is simple,” Mourinho told reporters at Old Trafford […]

Southgate backs Manchester United duo after Mourinho rebuke

England interim manager Gareth Southgate is satisfied Manchester United’s Chris Smalling and Luke Shaw are genuinely injured, he said on Monday, despite reservations voiced by their club manager Jose Mourinho. Mourinho hit out after Smalling and Shaw missed United’s 3-1 win at Swansea City on Sunday, making a distinction between “the brave” and “the ones […]

A change in Spain’s tax laws could make buying La Liga players easier for Premier League clubs such as Manchester United

Premier League clubs shopping for new players in Spain will enjoy increased purchasing power in future transfer windows thanks to a ruling passed by Spanish tax authorities this week. La Liga stars who have been linked with a move to England such as Athletic Bilbao’s Oscar De Marcos or Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann may now […]

Adidas stand to profit as Manchester United’s Paul Pogba tops shirt bestseller list – but could Arsenal look for more from Puma?

At first glance, Manchester United’s £75m-a-year kit deal with Adidas looked like a vast overpayment on the behalf of the German sportswear manufacturer. Back in 2014 when United’s commercial guru Ed Woodward secured the deal, United had just endured their worst season since the 1980s, the club had failed to attract some high profile transfer […]