UNITED SLIPS TO 4TH ON DELOITTE MONEY LEAGUE
-By Oriade Ayomide
The series of bad result continued for Manchester United on and off the pitch. Barely a day after losing the Capital One Cup semi final to Sunderland, the English giants dropped out of the top three highest earning clubs in football’s rich list for the first time. The premier league defending champions slipped to fourth on the list after being overtaken by European champions Bayern Munich.
According to the Deloitte Football Money League, published on Thursday, Real Madrid and Barcelona continue to lead the way in the 2013 while Manchester City move up to sixth, climbing above both Chelsea and Arsenal.
The Premier League however continued to consolidate its position as the dominant financial force in world football, with six teams in the top 20 (Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham and Liverpool), compared to four from Germany and Italy, three from Spain and one from France.
Here is the Deloitte Money League top 10:
1. Real Madrid