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Real Madrid president takes swipe at Manchester United

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Real Madrid would make more money on the stock exchange than Manchester United, according to Los Blancos president Florentino Perez.

United floated shares in New York during the summer but were unable to achieve the results they had initially desired as the Glazer family attempted to encourage news investment.

The problems encountered by the Old Trafford club, however, would not be repeated should Real Madrid follow their lead - says Perez - who claims the Spanish giants are bigger than their English counterparts.

"If we ran into the stock exchange, we would worth more than Manchester United, I can assure that," Perez said, according to Goal.com.

Manchester United, meanwhile, will meet Romanian side CFR Cluj in the Champions League on Tuesday evening and trained at Carrington on Monday ahead of an afternoon flight.

Ashley Young trained with fitness coaches away from the main squad and will not make the trip, while long-term absentees Nemanja Vidic, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones are all unavailable.

United won their first Group H encounter 1-0 against Galatasaray but are behind Cluj on goal difference.

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