Manchester United: The biggest club in the world

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The club's membership scheme One United has more than 193,000 members from the UK. Estimated number of fans worldwide: 53 million.

The club's membership scheme One United has more than 193,000 members from the UK. Estimated number of fans worldwide: 53 million.

The club's official website, manutd.com, receives an average of more than 1 million users every month with more than 12 million page-views.

Revenue from websites (including in Mandarin): £1.5m.

Since flotation, a total of £172m has been spent on edeveloping Old Trafford.

Old Trafford is the largest league ground in England with a capacity of 67,721 (all seated).

1.68 million people went to Old Trafford for last year's 19 Premier League, four Champions' League and two domestic cup games.

From next season, the most expensive seat will cost £684. In 1991, the most expensive seat cost £153.

Average match-day ticket revenue: £2m.

Total matchday revenue in 2004: £61.2m, which was 36 per cent of total turnover.

Matchday revenues:

Season tickets (including Executive) £28.5m.

League matches (including Hospitality) £12.2m.

European games £4.9m.

Other (including Tours) £4.8m.

Matchday catering £4.1m.

Domestic cups £3.6m.

Membership and travel £3.1m.

Total value of receipts from UK domestic TV contracts: £33.8m.

Value of overseas FAPL TV distribution deal: £2.7m.

Total media turnover in 2004: £62.5m, which is 37 per cent of total turnover.

Media revenues:

UK domestic TV live/merit: £22.7m.

Champions' League: £20m.

UK domestic TV equal share: £11.1m.

Domestic cup games: £3.7m.

Overseas: £2.7m.

Man Utd Interactive: £1.5m.

UK radio: £0.8m.

Commercial revenues: Nike: £20.8m. Vodafone: £9.0m.

Total commercial turnover: £45.3m, which is 27 per cent of total turnover.

After the recent rise in seat prices, next season's Premier League match-day gate receipts will increase by around £4m.

This season, the club lost £14m in media revenues following the latest Football Association Premier League television deals and losing out in the Champions' League.

Last year's turnover £169.1m

Group operating profit before depreciation and amortisation of players and after exceptional items £58.3m

Turnover breakdown: 37 per cent media, 36 per cent match day and 27 per cent commercial.

Manchester United has around 500 permanent staff and 1,300 match-day staff.

Total staff costs in 2004 were £76.9m compared with £79.5m the year before.

In 2004 the club spent £28.8m net cash payment on new players. It has spent £110m over the past five years.

The mobile phone operator Vodafone has renewed its four-year sponsorship of the club for £36m.

Cost of striker Wayne Rooney from Everton: £20m plus additional payments and costs.

More than 3.8 million replica shirts have been sold in the past two years.

Annual visitor numbers for museum and tour of Old Trafford: More than 235,000.

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