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Why most Premier League clubs are now afraid to face Man Utd

dailystar: The Premier League ’s elite fear that Manchester United will get catapulted back to the big time after the coronavirus pandemic – due to their massive financial clout.

Europe’s top clubs are expected to scale down their operations once life gets back to some sort of normality and when football is allowed to resume.

Liverpool, Tottenham, Chelsea, and Arsenal, are four of the richest clubs in Europe but will likely suffer in some part and their transfer activity could be affected.

United though, along with rivals Manchester City, have much larger riches and may be able to steal a march on several other top clubs.

This would be a huge caveat for the Old Trafford club, who have fallen way behind their rivals in recent years.

Not since the Sir Alex Ferguson days have they won a Premier League title and they are now having to watch on as Liverpool and City battle it out at the top.

United have slightly improved in recent months under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but the strength of their squad is still some way off those two.

Despite a huge current debt level of around £418.7 million, United were last year valued by US magazine Forbes as being worth £3.13 billion.

And in February they announced commercial revenue was up by 7 per cent in the second quarter of their financial year with overall revenue placed at £180.3million and player wages down 9 per cent as Solskjaer re-builds the squad.

That’s put the club in a better position to deal with the current crisis than many of their rivals who fear United will be less affected by football’s financial collapse – and able to steal a march on all their top six competitors.

While others are unlikely to break their current transfer records to sign players in the near future, the Red Devils are still being linked with signing £100million+ players.

Borussia Dortmund ace Jadon Sancho is valued at around that price and a move to Old Trafford is not unlikely, it is believed.

Meanwhile, some of their rivals stated their intentions as soon as the coronavirus pandemic took hold by furloughing staff.

Liverpool and Tottenham made the initial decision to use government aid to pay some of their working staff but then reversed that call after intense criticism came their way.

While City will remain one of the world’s richest clubs, they are having to contend with an appeal against a two year Champions League ban for allegedly breaking financial fair play rules.

It remains to be seen whether or not United benefit from the current plight of the world, but they are seemingly in a better position than most to deal with the consequences.

Source: Published by dailystar

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Adewole olatunde samuel
Adewole olatunde samuel
17 days ago

I pray dey buy formidable players not d one dat wont play well

Promise
Promise
17 days ago

Man utd a billionaire club

Cyrus bako
Cyrus bako
17 days ago

It’s something dat every man united fan want to see cos united was once a team dat big clubs fear to face

Abdulwahab Shayau
Abdulwahab Shayau
17 days ago

They are very rich club, but Newcastle is now at d top in premier league

Obiezu Emmanuel Onyedikachi
Obiezu Emmanuel Onyedikachi
17 days ago

Let them use the money well by buying good players

ogunjemiyo Akinlami
ogunjemiyo Akinlami
17 days ago

They have good players that can perform well anytime

Nwawuba Emmanuel Chibueze
Nwawuba Emmanuel Chibueze
17 days ago

If only man utd will utilize this opportunity and get the right players needed to challenge for the league, united will truly be a nightmare to come against in England and even in Europe.

Omenogor Lucky
Omenogor Lucky
17 days ago

Seriously,u don’t think so.

Ayodeji Adeniyi
Ayodeji Adeniyi
17 days ago

Man United have rediscovered their form and they are firing in all cylinders

Suleiman Abdullahi
Suleiman Abdullahi
17 days ago

Nothing special about man u

Ajagbe Olufemi
Ajagbe Olufemi
17 days ago

Hopefully, they will buy the right player

Ajetunmobi Abdulrahman
Ajetunmobi Abdulrahman
17 days ago

Football is a game of leg not a game of money…money can’t buy success it can only buy players what matters is for the players to perform their duties

Daniel Ntichika
Daniel Ntichika
17 days ago

Would love to see d old United back… A club once feared by all

Ayodele Adeyemi Fortune
Ayodele Adeyemi Fortune
17 days ago

Let wait till transfer windows open and see the effect of covid-19 has on other teams. So united should not count their eggs before scratch.

Ademola wahab
Ademola wahab
17 days ago

With the current situation around the world, i think they hv got a better chance, lets wait and see how they make use of the opportunity

Gabriel Mercy Omoru
Gabriel Mercy Omoru
17 days ago

No matter the form or financial capability of Man. U, they’ll still lose or play as an underdog against a formidable city rival , Mancity or arch rivals Chelsea , Arsenal, and Liverpool any day.

Olayinka Njoku
Olayinka Njoku
17 days ago

if they capitalize on this and use the money to buy quality players, I know they will be back on top.

Osuji Caleb ikechi
Osuji Caleb ikechi
17 days ago

I don’t agree with that , i don’t see any club in England being scared of Man Utd, they lost their glory long time ago

Chima franklyn
Chima franklyn
17 days ago

Story for the gods

Emmanuel Aso otisi
Emmanuel Aso otisi
17 days ago

Manchester United are capable financially

Atte
Atte
17 days ago

Man U is one of the richest clubs in the world which means they have the cash to buy any player, but that is not enough reason to make them the most feared team in EPL.

Johnson Hernandez
Johnson Hernandez
17 days ago

Manchester united we very strong team by next season the just need 2or3_ signing

Ikechukwu Charles
Ikechukwu Charles
16 days ago

Great

Onafuwa Oluwasheyi Oladipo
Onafuwa Oluwasheyi Oladipo
16 days ago

The team is gradually taking shape just some few additions with there financial strength they will go places and break the jinx of post Ferguson trophy drought

Joseph Gbenga
Joseph Gbenga
16 days ago

Man u is still one of the richest team,they won’t be affected too much with finance

Adepoju oluwapelumi
Adepoju oluwapelumi
16 days ago

Wow that’s nice

Uzomacomfort
Uzomacomfort
16 days ago

All they need now is formidable players

Stanley
Stanley
16 days ago

It can only be possible if they utilize opportunity well and buy good players

Ndumnwere Chima
Ndumnwere Chima
16 days ago

Nice update

Ajagu Joseph Samson
Ajagu Joseph Samson
16 days ago

Don’t think they are a formidable force

Emeghurhie Peter
Emeghurhie Peter
16 days ago

Manchester United will improve in front line since sacho will be there

Jonah Uchechukwu
Jonah Uchechukwu
16 days ago

With that kind of manager they go nowhere

Nnorom Nzenwa
Nnorom Nzenwa
16 days ago

I think Manchester United has the fund and good players to become a threat to their opponents.

Felix Osezua
Felix Osezua
16 days ago

Manchester United financial power is their strenght now. The club should use this opportunity well by signing top players that can win games

Oluwasegun oyinwola
Oluwasegun oyinwola
16 days ago

That’s serious

AREO Abiodun
AREO Abiodun
16 days ago

Manchester United needs to sign good players this summer and team work to make others to be afraid of them

Ogali Christian
Ogali Christian
16 days ago

That’s not true that’s not true

Sammy alabi
Sammy alabi
16 days ago

I hope those player don’t fumble when United need them to perform

Idris yayah
Idris yayah
16 days ago

That right but can’t math man city nd Newcastle upon all the plater they are planning to buy.

Peace okocha
Peace okocha
16 days ago

A massive financial clout doesn’t guarantee a better team. Until premier league resumes, I totally disagree

Nwakor Emmanuel
Nwakor Emmanuel
16 days ago

Richest club indeed

Chetachi Nwabueze
Chetachi Nwabueze
16 days ago

I believe United will be strong financially.
The squad rebuild must continue!

Chika wisdom
Chika wisdom
16 days ago

Sancho is the player they need right now, to step up

Anthony Anyanwu
Anthony Anyanwu
16 days ago

I know we will buy more quality to compete for the league next season

Joseph
Joseph
16 days ago

Why is Arsenal included in top 4 Europa richest club? Last time I checked most of their players are bought on loan, and also a very poor squad!

Aregbesola Abidemi
Aregbesola Abidemi
16 days ago

We are United,We are Manchester United…. Those teams to watch out for us for we’re coming!!

Oluwaseun Elugbaju
Oluwaseun Elugbaju
16 days ago

Glory Glory ManUnited

Fatima Abdullahi
Fatima Abdullahi
16 days ago

I will love to see Manchester United back on field and they buy good players that the reason why others clud are affraid of them

Demian Rita Akpan
Demian Rita Akpan
16 days ago

Man United will be the same.if they like they buy the whole players in Real Madrid and Barca all together. They still wont perform above the level they are now.

NUHU A BILLAH
NUHU A BILLAH
16 days ago

How I wish they will maintain and upgrade the team so that they will prove they can scare Other clubs