Manchester United has been ranked as the world’s most valuable football club by KPMG, becoming the first ever club to have an enterprise value of over €3 billion.
The Europa League winners have therefore climbed above Real Madrid into top spot after experiencing a seven per cent increase on last year’s value.
Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Manchester City follow in third, fourth and fifth respectively.
The Dutch auditors base their ratings on profitability, popularity, sporting potential, broadcasting rights and stadium ownership. The combination of all these factors produces the Enterprise Value (EV).
The Premier League’s worldwide rights is worth €9.5 billion split among the 20 teams.