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Man Utd post loss of £83.6m despite record operating profit

Fri 8th Oct 2010 | Money & Finance

The Glazer’s plummeting relationship with Manchester United fans looks set to fall even further after the figures released today by the club reveal an annual pre-tax loss of £83.6m

In official figures to be released today, Manchester United showed an operating profit - which does not include the cost of servicing the club's debts - reached £100.8m, compared with £92m a year earlier.

However, this remarkable figure, a first for a UK football club has been hit by interest payments and reduced revenues from the sale of players.

The loss for the 12 months to 30 June compares with a profit of £48m for the year before, when revenues were boosted by the £80m sale of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Most worrying for fans are the club's interest payments on bank debt for the past year which totalled £40m.

The figures also reveal the impact of the Green & Gold campaign and the harder economic conditions which saw a fall in match-day turnover however this was offset by its increased commercial earnings.

Its overall annual turnover increased to £286.4m which favours comparatively with the £125m their rivals Man City posted earlier in the week. However, this is unlikely to endear them to their fans and is likely to spark fresh protests.




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