London – The value of the English football club Manchester United has climbed 20% since last year to reach U.S. $ 2.24 billion and the team ranked first in the ranking compiled by Forbes magazine for the eighth year of row.
Taking into account income, profitability and debt levels, the English champions remain ahead of their Spanish rivals Real Madrid and FC Barcelona, despite an early exclusion in the Champions League earlier this season. Man U, which has so far been able to counter its rival with deep pockets Manchester City at the top of the Premier League is considering partially register its shares on the Singapore Exchange. Real Madrid remains in second place in this ranking after its value had increased 29% to $ 1.88 billion. FC Barcelona has in turn seen its value increase by 34%, to $ 1.3 billion.