– The report is based on financial and non-financial information from the 2014-15 and 2015-16 football seasons
– In terms of media rights value, the English Premier League sits comfortably at the top of European Leagues
Despite two relatively disappointing seasons on the pitch between 2014 and 2016, Manchester United has been analysed as the most valuable football club in Europe as it is worth about 3bn euros(£2.6bn).
The analysis was made by business services group KPMG.
Manchester United has thus overtaken Real Madrid to be the most valuable club in Europe despite finishing sixth.
The report is based on financial and non-financial information from the 2014-15 and 2015-16 football seasons.
The clubs were analysed based on their popularity, sporting potential, profitability, broadcasting rights and stadium ownership.
The global head of sports and the reports author, Andrea Sartori said the overall value of the football industry has grown over the past year.
He also said, ‘In terms of media rights value, the English Premier League sits comfortably at the top of European Leagues, although other major leagues have outlined well-defined strategies to compete for the attention of global fans’
This trend should continue next year as the premier League’s improved 2016-19 domestic TV deal is reflected in the accounts as well as the increased overseas broadcast deals and commercial revenues.