Reds are top of prize money table
UNITED received more prize money than any other Premier League club last season – despite trailing champions City by 19 points.
Jose Mourinho’s side may have been left in the slipstream of Pep Guardiola’s record-breaking titlewinners – but their enduring popularity saw them top the money league due to television rights. United were involved in 28 games broadcast live in the UK – equal to Liverpool and Arsenal.
City were screened 26 times – as were reigning champions Chelsea.
And despite earning the biggest Merit Payment for their title success – £38.625m – the champions ended up more than £300,000 below in total.
United were paid £149.776m by the Premier League, compared to £149.438m for City.
United earned £32.65m in Facility Fees – otherwise known as domestic broadcast payments.
City earned £30.39m in comparison.
United’s Merit Payment for finishing second in the league was £36.694m.
It’s notable that English football’s traditional ‘big three’ clubs – United, Liverpool and Arsenal – still dominate in terms of live broadcasts ahead of the last two champions City and Chelsea.
Tottenham were screened 25 times domestically.