Record revenue masks Manchester United's age of discontent

24 September 2019

Manchester United
Photo: Getty Images United's executive vice chairman, Ed Woodward, used an investor conference call to hail what he called a return to a "firm foundation and culture" led by the club's new manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, a former player. 

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James Corbett corbett@offthepitch.com

Manchester United's revenue has hit a record high of £627.1 million, despite a backdrop of declining commercial revenue and plateauing matchday income.

The results published earlier today show total avenue revenues for the year to 30th June up 6.3 per cent, with EBITDA of £185.8 million. Operating profit was £50 million.

United's executive vice chairman, Ed Woodward, used an investor conference call to hail what he called a return to a "firm foundation and culture" led by the club's new manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, a former player. 

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