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Man Utd fall even further down football rich list despite club-record income… and Old Trafford is to blame

MANCHESTER UNITED would top the money-making league if they had a decent stadium.

Following the publication of the latest Deloitte Football Money League, a lead partner at the accountants suggested Sir Jim Ratcliffe should copy Tottenham’s success and rebuild Old Trafford.

Man Utd have dropped down in the latest football rich list despite posting record income

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Man Utd have dropped down in the latest football rich list despite posting record incomeCredit: PA

The Red Devils’ income was up £65m to £648m for the 2022-23 season — a club-record figure.

But they fell to fifth in the table, well behind Manchester City’s £718.2m.

Spurs rake in £6m from every game at their glitzy 62,000-capacity home and have moved up to eighth in the money table.

The Londoners bagged more than half a billion pounds for the first time, up by £106m to £549.2m.

Deloitte’s Tim Bridge said: “United retain an ability to generate significant commercial returns.

“They still generate £100m-plus from Old Trafford.

“I believe if they had a genuine matchday offering that kept the fans in and around the stadium in the way you have at Tottenham, the results from a revenue perspective could be revolutionary and really outplay the rest of the competition.”

Elsewhere, Liverpool dropped from third to seventh after seeing their revenue fall by just £500,000.

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Chelsea dropped a place into ninth despite theirs rising by over £30m.

And Arsenal remain tenth after a healthy boost of nearly £100m.

The table was topped by Real Madrid, with PSG and Barcelona also making the top five.

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