If finishing in 6th place in last season’s EPL table doesn’t wake our negligent owners out of their 15-year stupor, maybe a drop in the valuation list will do the trick. No matter how powerful the commercial side of Manchester United is, this is a football club first and foremost.
The Glazers’ ineptitude across all functions related to the sporting side are finally taking their tole. Our slip to 6th in the most recent Forbes “Most Valuable Sports Franchise” list highlights just how poor of a job Ed Woodward and the Glazer family have done running this storied football club since Sir Alex Ferguson retired 6 years ago.
Either they need to wake-up and realize that they’ll need to spend big and copy the model of our much hated neighbors, Manchester City and Liverpool, or our slide will only continue. More coverage from ESPN FC below:
Manchester United slipped from second to sixth in the Forbes list of the world’s most valuable sports clubs released on Tuesday.
United saw their value drop from $4.12 billion to $3.81 billion and fell behind La Liga giants Real Madrid and Barcelona, who retained their respective positions of third and fourth from last year.
The Old Trafford club endured a miserable 2018-19 campaign, finishing sixth in the Premier League and missing out on a place in the Champions League for 2019-20.
The NFL’s Dallas Cowboys topped the list of 50 clubs for a fourth consecutive year, with MLB’s New York Yankees second and the NBA’s New York Knicks completing the top five.
Bayern Munich, Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool were the only other football clubs who made the top 50.
Two weeks left to go in the transfer window and three major positions still to fill. Time is ticking…