Man Utd targets record commercial revenue

United managed an impressive rise to £24million in commercial revenue along for the first quarter of the accounting year.

“One of the strengths of this club compared to others is that we get income from all revenue streams,” United chief executive David Gill said.

“Our match day revenue is around 40% of our overall turnover, we are part of a great competition in the Premier League that continues to grow and the commercial sector has gone up from 20% to 30%.

“That will stand us in very good stead. They are all high margins and will continue to give us the money Sir Alex Ferguson needs to keep the club at the top. There is a strong desire within our great supporter base for that to happen.”