The latest news and gossip about Manchester United.
Manchester United have reported record revenue of £363.2 million to the year ending June 30. That’s a 13.4% rise from previous figures, which shows United are not only retaining but increasing their financial strength. The adjusted profit is around £17.2 million.
The club has also announced that it assumes United will finish at least third in the Premier League this season and also reaches at least the last eight of the Champions League as well as the two domestic cup tournaments.
The club expects the latest set of financial figures to increase even further with targets already set for 2014. The Old Trafford side have been set a target of achieving between £420-430 million in revenue to the same period next year.
Wayne Rooney’s goals last night made him the highest scoring English player in the history of the Champions League. Rooney grabbed a brace as United started their Champions League campaign with three points against a well organised and talented Bayer Leverkusen side. Rooney has 29 goals in Europe and counting.
The performance was followed by clear comments from boss David Moyes that Rooney is considered an elite, world class player at the club.
“He's in a good place in himself at the moment - any centre-forward who's scoring goals feels good about himself. If you want to win the Champions League, you need to have several world-class players and Wayne would certainly come into that category,” said Moyes.
Rooney looks settled after a summer of speculation over his future, although he did refuse to answer questions over his future following the match last night.
“Listen, I’ve just told you. I am concentrating on my football which I’ve been doing all summer,” said the forward according to the Daily Mail.
Marouane Fellaini has also emerged from the 4-2 victory, receiving praise for his performance across several online media sources. The Belgian midfielder was one of the stand out performers as he broke up play, intercepted the ball and gave United a presence they have been missing.
In other news, the contents of a letter have been revealed, which the club sent to supporters who had complained about the way the summer transfer window panned out. The club has stressed Moyes will be given the time to shape his team long term as opposed to over a single summer.
Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy has said he wants to keep 20-year-old Manchester United midfielder Ryan Tunnicliffe at the club. The youngster is on loan with the club until January but could realistically have that deal extended to the end of the season.
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