Spanish giants, Real Madrid have beaten Manchester Unitedand rivals Barcelona to become the richest club in the world for the year 2018.

After winning a third consecutive Champions Leaguein May to take their tally to 13, the Madrid giants banked revenues of an astonishing £659m in 2017-18.

That represented a rise of £60mfrom the previous year, when they had fallen narrowly behind United in the revenue list.

But with United’s latest figures showing a slight fall to £590m, to add to their on-pitch woes under Jose Mourinho Real havestreaked ahead of the Old Trafford club.

Manchester United drop to thirdin the list of richest clubsBarcelona, too, who reported figures of £602m, are above United and in second place. Officials to blame for Man Utd’s loss to West Ham – Mourinho

Not much to worry for the red devils, though they dropped off the pace set by Spain’s big two, they remain comfortably the best-placed English side.While Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool are yet to report their latest figures, they were all way adrift of United in 2016-17.

And United’s only real financial rivals, Manchester City, have already confirmed their revenues rose in 2017-18 from £463m to a club record £501m.

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