Manchester United have released their quarterly financial results.
The club announced revenues of £135 million, an operating profit of £13.9 million, while expecting the overall revenue to rise an extra £15 million to £630 million.
That is according to The Mirror’s David McDonnell, a respected member of the Manchester press pack, but what does it really mean for the club? Can fans expect change for the better?
The minor details that make up these substantial figures often go over the heads of the ordinary football fan. Folk like myself, who save up our well-earned money to support the team, rather than the pillow case sponsors or whoever else Ed Woodward is trying to impress.
Woodward spoke after United announced their quarterly financial results and gave a quote we will likely look back at with irony in years to come.
“Our financial strength enables us to continue to attract and retain top players and to invest in our academy, as we look to drive the success on the pitch that the club and our fans expect,” Woodward said, as per The Mirror.
“We remain on track to deliver our record full-year revenue guidance, underpinning our long-term, strategic plan to create sustainable growth across all areas of the club.”
Players like Fred, Alexis Sanchez and Lee Grant. https://t.co/1z1O1AnGC7
— John Brewin (@JohnBrewin_) November 15, 2018
By retaining top players, let’s see if Woodward and the club can back up their words by persuading both Anthony Martial and David de Gea to new contracts.
Let’s see if the club decides to back Jose Mourinho in the transfer market in January and again in the summer.
Let’s see if the club will change and complete an overhaul to run like a football club again…