Manchester United

One of the most famous clubs in football history, Manchester United’s popularity stretches far beyond its home city, with some 75m supporters across the globe. Now part of American entrepreneur Malcolm Glazer’s business empire, the club is hoping for a second season at the top of the current Champion’s League. It invested millions over the summer on players, including Owen Hargreaves and Nani. Sales were £165.4m in 2006.

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Company details
Year2007
Rank208
CompanyManchester United
ActivityFootball club operator
LocationManchester
Sales £m165.4
Operating profit £m24
Main shareholdersMalcolm Glazer (100%)
Staff462
Founded1878
Websitewww.manutd.com

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