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Manchester United’s debt rises by 25% and is now now stands at a whopping £174.5M more than any other European club

Manchester United have considerably more debt than any other European club, according to Goal.

Jose Mourinho’s side demonstrated their immense financial power in the summer transfer window, signing Paul Pogba from Juventus for what the BBC reported to be a £89 million fee, a new world-record figure paid for a footballer. However, all is not rosy in the club’s financial department.

As per Goal, United’s current debt stands at a whopping €536 million, which works out as £467.6 million post-Brexit. To put that into perspective, Benfica are the club with the second-largest debt in Europe, with their’s standing at £293.1 million.

That means United have at least £174.5 million more debt than any other European side, and as per Goal, a whopping 25% increase on the previous year.

Though, as Goal note, the Manchester club are not considered a high-risk case by UEFA, it remains to be seen whether this considerable debt increase will have any effect on Mourinho’s spending in the upcoming transfer windows.

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