It’s been a poor season for Manchester United, despite some brief respite when Ole Gunnar Solksjaer breezed into the club.
Not claiming a top-four spot and a subsequent place in the Champions League next season, has proved to be indicative of just how far we’ve slipped down the football ladder.
Climbing back into the elite of English football is a path that needs to be done in stages, hoping to bring in a plethora of players, this summer that might gel instantly will be half the battle.
Thankfully, the club appears to be committed to returning to its previous glory.
After the release of the financial results for the third quarter, our executive vice-chairman, Ed Woodward, as reported by Sky Sports, has remarked about the path forward:
“After a turbulent season, everyone at Manchester United is focused on building towards the success that this great club expects and our fans deserve. Preparations for the new season are underway and the underlying strength of our business will allow us to support the manager and his team as we look to the future.”
The aforementioned accounts show that, for the third quarter, United made n operating profit of £14.2 million and saw their turnover increase by 3.4% to £152.1 million, a fine set of figures.
However, we shouldn’t forget that lurking in the background is that debt of £301.7 million, a debt that has remained static in recent times.
Quite how much of a transfer budget Solksjaer will be granted remains to be seen, but sat in the editorial chair I’m optimistic for next season, how about you?
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