After £3.7 billion valuation: The profitability of Man City compared to Man Utd since Mansour's takeover in 2008

5 December 2019

Sheikh Mansour
Photo: Getty Images It's been 11 years since Sheikh Mansour acquired Manchester City Football Club from the former Thai prime minister, Thaksin Shinawatra. Since then, the club have continuously invested heavily in squad improvements.

The recent investment in City Football Group, along with annual accounts published for both Manchester clubs, have seen the two clubs assessed and benchmarked across several factors.

Off The Pitch has examined the two Manchester clubs to determine profitability under the current ownerships based on two key profit accounts.

Mads Christian Fogt Jensen, analyst mj@offthepitch.com

Silver Lake's recent $500 million investment in City Football Group valued the firm at £3.7 billion, enough to overtake the previous highest-valued club, Manchester United, with a current market capitalisation of £2.31 billion. 

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