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Default Manchester United top Forbes money list as world's most valuable club


United also most valuable team in any sport at 1.4bn
Real Madrid ranked second, Barcelona third and Arsenal fourth

Manchester United continue to top the Forbes list as the most valuable football club in the world but Real Madrid are gaining ground.

United also remain ranked as the most valuable team in any sport, worth $2.24bn (1.4bn), $385m more than baseball's New York Yankees and the NFL's Dallas Cowboys.

Arsenal are fourth on the list, worth 800m, behind Real Madrid (1.17bn) and Barcelona (816m) but just ahead of Bayern Munich (766m).

The Forbes list ranks Chelsea in seventh place, worth 474m, and Liverpool eighth with a value of 386m.

United's huge global fanbase, estimated by Forbes at 330 million, has helped maintain the club's position at the top. However both Real Madrid and Barcelona have higher revenues than United, due in large part to the fact they have negotiated their own individual television rights deals for Spanish football. The figures are also based on last year's financial results and reflect United getting to the Champions League final.

This season Sir Alex Ferguson's side failed to make the knockout stage and their income from European football is expected to suffer a corresponding drop, especially in relation to Real Madrid and Barcelona who are both in the Champions League semi-finals.

Tottenham are 11th on the list, valued at 351m, and Manchester City 13th, worth 276m.

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