ManUnited, the most valuable foot ball club and 2nd most valuable sports team on the planet

Manchester United have been listed as the second most valuable sports team on the planet on the  Forbes list of most valuable sports clubs of 2018.

The Premier League club are worth an incredible £3.16 billion according to the magazine, coming in ahead of rivals such as Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Manchester City.

United failed to lift a single trophy last season, finishing a distant 19 points behind neighbors City in the league, but the top brass at the club can be content in the knowledge that their brand is still thriving.

La Liga giants Real Madrid and Barcelona are third and fourth and valued at £3.13bn and £3.11bn respectively.

Bayern Munich are the only other football team outside the Premier League to make the list, sitting 12th and valued at £2.35bn.

City are 30th (£1.89bn), while Arsenal (£1.71bn) are worth more than London rivals Chelsea (£1.58bn), with the pair ranked at 39th and 46th on the list.

‘There has never been a better time to own a top-notch pro sports franchise,’ said Kurt Badenhausen, a senior editor at Forbes.

There were a whopping 29 NFL teams on the list US sports dominated the list, with eight NBA teams also included, and six MLB franchises.

In a sign of the difficult times facing motor racing, not one Formula One team featured in the top 50.

TOP 10 FORBES LIST 

1.Dallas Cowboys £3,67bn (NFL)

2.Man Utd £3.16bn (football)

3.Real Madrid £3.14bn (football)

4.Barcelona £3.11bn (football)

5.New York Yankees £3.07bn (MLB)

6.New England Patriots £2.84bn (NFL)

7.New York Knicks £2.76bn (NBA)

8.Los Angeles Lakers £2.53bn (NBA)

9.New York Giants, £2.53bn (NFL)

10.Golden State £2.38bn (NBA)

Others……..

30.Man City £1.89bn (football)

39.Arsenal £1.71bn (football)

46.Chelsea £1.58bn (football)

Story by Daily Mail Sports………….