The latest Deloitte Football Money League saw United slip two places to fourth in the table for the 2005/06 season. Although they were the highest-ranked of eight English clubs in the top 20, their annual revenue of £167.8million was some way short of first-placed Real (£202m) and runners-up Barcelona (£179.1m).
Alan Switzer, a senior consultant for Deloitte, told PA Sport: "There´s a couple of reasons why they´ve fallen down to fourth but it isn´t so much their performance, it´s more the [impressive] performances of their rivals."
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