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Manchester United FC Ltd

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Traditional Manchester United football shirt

The club was formed as Newton Heath L&YR F.C. in 1878 as the works team of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway depot at Newton Heath, changing its name to Manchester United in 1902. Prior to the 2005 takeover by the Glazer family the company had traded as Manchester United plc on the London Stock Exchange since 1991 and prior to flotation was registered as Manchester United Football Club Limited.

Turnover and pre-tax profit figures are in millions. Please note figures prior to 2004/05 are for the plc and later results are for Manchester United FC Ltd.

Financial Overview

Year
Turnover
Pre-tax profit
Wages / Turnover ratio (%)
Employees

2007/08

180.267

23.515

56.7

313

2006/07

143.823

19.541

53.3

270

2005/06

105.925

-3.486

66.0

276

2004/05

107.561

-8.672

60.8

297

2003/04*

169.080

27.907

45.5

504

2002/03*

173.001

39.345

46.0

493

2001/02*

146.062

32.347

47.9

495

2000/01*

129.569

21.778

38.6

536

1999/00*

116.005

16.788

38.6

526

1998/99*

110.674

22.411

33.4

498

1997/98*

87.875

14.104

30.6

463

1996/97*

87.939

27.577

25.6

412

1995/96*

53.316

15.399

24.9

338

1994/95*

60.622

20.014

 

299

1993/94*

43.815

10.766

 

 

1992/93*

25.177

4.202

 

 

1991/92*

20.145

5.056

 

 

* = Manchester United plc

 

Average Match Attendances

Season
Ave. No. Spectators

2008/09

75305

2007/08

75690

2006/07

75826

2005/06

68674

2004/05

67750

2003/04

67640

2002/03

67602

2001/02

67557

2000/01

67490

1999/00

58014

1998/99

55188

1997/98

55168

1996/97

55081

1995/96

41683

1994/95

43683

Website: 
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