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4: Manchester United

League: Premier League (England)
2012/13 revenue:
$601 million
2011/12 revenue:
$530 million

In his last season at the club, manager Sir Alex Ferguson led Manchester United to yet another league title. Revenue grew by £42.9 million ($71 million) to £363.2 million ($601 million), yet the Red Devils still dropped out of the Money League's top 3.

Despite falling one place, the club is continuing to push forward financially. Commercial revenue increased by £34.9 million ($58 million) to £152.5 million ($252 million), while a world-record sponsorship deal with General Motors will be worth a colossal $559 million to the club over seven years. Matchday revenue for the club rose by 11 per cent to £109.1 million ($180 million).

This season, United are in a period of transition. New manager David Moyes is attempting to fill the void left by Ferguson on the pitch, while Ed Woodward has taken over from David Gill as Chief Executive.

The club is currently languishing 7th in the Premier League. They would need to finish within the top four to secure a place in the Champions League, and will need their top players, including Wayne Rooney (pictured) to be at the top of their game to do so.

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