One for the football geeks.
Manchester United’s financial results for the 2017 fiscal first quarter, ending September 30 2016, are as follows:
- Revenue down 2% to £120.2m
- Commercial up 4.4% to £74.3m
- Matchday down 32% to £16.8m by virtue of playing three fewer games
- Quarter Wages up 5% off the back of the summer transfer window
- Broadcasting up 5.4% to £21.1m
- United still forecasting record revenues between £530m-£540m
Getting back on the grass… since joining from Spurs a decade ago, Michael Carrick has made nigh on 300 league appearances for Man United; scooping five Premier League titles, an FA Cup and the Champions League.
Carrick told the press:
“I’m 35 now and I have to be realistic. I’m not going to make predictions about what is going to be happening next season.
“We are not even at Christmas yet and I just want to play as many games as I can and see how I’m feeling, how the body is feeling.
“That is the biggest gauge to see if I can still do it, if I feel I can still do it and the manager feels that. There is a lot of things to come into the equation, so I’m not going to be making any rash judgements just yet.”