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Football Rich List: Manchester United in rude health thanks to £433.2m revenue

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Manchester United may have endured a rotten season on the pitch last term during a disastrous nine months in charge under David Moyes, but commercially it's a completely different story and the club have arguably never been better placed to bring the world's top players to Old Trafford.

Red Devils fans should be delighted with the results of the latest Deloitte football rich list report, which puts United head and shoulders above any other Premier League team in terms of revenue earned.

Only Real Madrid surpass Louis van Gaal's side in terms of earning power, which is even before a staggering £750 million kit deal with Adidas comes into effect at the start of next season.

Premier League is sitting pretty

United's £433.2m income for the 2013-14 season is only dwarfed by Madrid's massive £459.5m return, but heading down the list there are also some far more interesting, far reaching implications of the study for both the Premier League and world football as a whole.

The Premier League's money making power is there for all to see, with quite incredibly every single one of the 20 clubs who started last season in the English top flight making the top 40 of Deloitte's expensive countdown.

Eight Premier League clubs are in the top, up on six from last year as Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United get involved at the business end of the table.

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Galatasaray worth mentioning

Elsewhere the inclusion of Galatasaray is interesting, not least because the Turkish giants are the only club outside Europe's traditional big five of the Premier League, Serie A, Ligue 1, La Liga and the Bundesliga to gatecrash the top 20.

Napoli are also in the top 20 for the first time after using Champions League football last season to increase revenue by well over 50%, but the Premier League is clearly king when you consider relegation battlers Aston Villa comfortable made more money than Serie A's second best club Roma.

Top 30 countdown in full (revenue earned in 2013-14 season)

1. Real Madrid - £459.5m
2. Manchester United - £433.2m
3. Bayern Munich - £407.7m
4. Barcelona - £405.2m
5. Paris Saint-Germain - £396.5m
6. Manchester City - £346.5m
7. Chelsea - £324.4m
8. Arsenal - £300.5m
9. Liverpool - £255.8m
10. Juventus - £233.6m
11. Borussia Dortmund - £218.7m
12. AC Milan - £208.8m
13. Tottenham - £180.5m
14. Schalke 04 - £178.9m
15. Atletico Madrid - £142.1m
16. Napoli £137.8m
17. Inter Milan - £137.1m
18. Galatasaray - £135.4m
19. Newcastle United - £129.7m
20. Everton £120.5m
21. West Ham United - £105.3m
22. Aston Villa - £101.9m
23. Marseille - £100m
24. Roma - £97.7m
25. Southampton - £97.3
26. Benfica - £96.6
27. Sunderland - £95.7m
28. Hamburg - £92.2m
29. Swansea City - £90.5m
30. Stoke City - £90.1m

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