Manchester United have predicted a record rise in their annual revenue despite not lifting the Premier League or the Champions League title since 2013.
The Red Devils have also crept past Real Madrid to become the world’s richest club, according to a recent list released by KPMG.
The Mancunian giants were initially hoping to achieve a target of around £530m – £540m on revenues, but they seem to have surpassed the value with a sum close to £560m predicted for the financial year 2016/17. The new Premier League TV deal had had a huge role to play in the profits gained among the England’s elite, and United recorded a bump of 12.9 percent for the quarter to gain £31.4m.
Chief Executive Ed Woodward confirmed the record increase in revenues via a press release where he said: “We are forecasting better full-year financial performance than expected and as such have raised our revenue and profit guidance for the year,” Continue reading “Man Utd Predict Record Revenues for the 2016/17 Season”
Anthony Martial has dismissed speculation that he is about to leave Manchester United.
There have been rumours about the forward considering a move to Paris St Germain after not featuring in the last two games for the club.
Martial reportedly felt that he was being made a scapegoat for the poor form experienced by the club in recent weeks. Martial has not been in manager Jose Mourinho’s frame for much of the first half of the campaign. It has been down to a period of struggle for the French striker, who has managed only two league goals this season.
Mourinho gave Martial an ultimatum prior to the FA Cup game against Wigan Athletic. If the French striker came in with a magnificent performance, he would be given opportunities in the Premier League and the Europa League. Even though the striker failed to score in the game, he provided two assists as United ran out 4-0 winners over the lower league opposition. Continue reading “Anthony Martial Dismisses Transfer Rumours to Paris St Germain”
Chelsea winger Willian says that he will chose Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi over the brilliance of Cristiano Ronaldo anytime of the day.
He also says that his Chelsea teammate Eden Hazard has the potential to become a FIFA world Player of the Year recipient one day. The competition between Messi and Ronaldo for the tag of being the best player in the world has been going on for several years. Messi has come out in front more often than not, but Ronaldo has closed the gap in recent years. Willian has seen enough from Messi over the last decade to suggest that the Argentine is easily the best in the world.
Ronaldo will have to step up his game this season after having failed to win any major end of season on with Real Madrid last season. He has made a poor start, which is a major surprise by his usual standards since his move to the Spanish league, after failing to score in the opening two league games. He has been overshadowed by the likes of Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez in these matches. It is not known whether the arrival of Rafa Benitez as the new manager has brought about a change in the tactics of Madrid so that they rely less upon Ronaldo. Continue reading “Willian says that he will chose Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi”
It has been denied by the Sky Blues that there are any bids placed from their side regarding Paul Pogba.
The reports are circling around in the Italian media that a 60-million Pound bid was placed.
Pogba is believed to be one of the two players topping the shortlist of the City management at the moment.
The other one is Raheem Sterling.
As far as Pogba is concerned, he was one of the best performers for Juventus in the European Cup last season.
Although, his efforts were not enough for his team to get to the glory in the epic final versus Barca, still he ended up receiving praises from all quarters for his all round show in the whole tournament.
Juventus is quite open to selling him though. Going by the words of the boss Allegri, one can assume that a big bid for the Frenchman might prompt the club to let him go.
A couple of days back, when Allegri was asked about Pogba’s transfer, he said, “It’s something that the board will have to decide, but, I must say when somebody comes with a big offer, it can get slightly hard not to have the deal finalized.” Continue reading “Paul Pogba do not placed any bids”
Former Manchester United club record signing, Juan Mata, says that the club should finish in the top four at all costs this campaign.
The Spaniard was speaking after the club suffered a major setback in their efforts to put some distance between them and the chasing pack of Southampton, Arsenal, and Liverpool. United could have done so with a win against Swansea last weekend. However, it was not the case after the Red Devils suffered yet another 2-1 defeat against Gary Monk’s team. Mata did not start the match, but he was brought into the match during the last 11 minutes as United chased an equaliser.
The 26-year-old is not a regular first choice at United, which is surprising considering that he cost £ 37 million from Chelsea just over a year ago. Mata complained a lot about the lack of regular first-team football at Chelsea, but he has been less troublesome at Old Trafford. The former Valencia star has completed the full 90 minutes of action only three times since the start of the year. He did not have much of an impact against Swansea and this is unlikely to see him return to the starting line-up against Sunderland next week. However, Mata wants to be a team player right now and he has spoken about the importance of Champions League for the club. Continue reading “Juan Mata wants Club to finish in Top 4”