Manchester United overtakes Real Madrid as the world’s most valuable football team, according to business magazine Forbes.

Valued at $3.69bn (£2.86bn), Manchester United reclaimed the top of the annual list for the first time in 5 years.

Barcelona were second on the list with the club valued at $3.64bn (£2.82bn) as Real $3.58bn (£2.77bn) went down to third.

German champions Bayern Munich were fourth, while Italian title winners Juventus were ninth.

“Manchester United’s return to the top spot is a testament to their powerful brand and marketing acumen,” – Forbes Media assistant managing editor Mike Ozanian

Here’s the complete list:
Forbes’ top 20 most valuable football teams

1. Manchester United $3.69bn (£2.86bn)
2. Barcelona $3.64bn (£2.82bn)
3. Real Madrid $3.58bn (£2.77bn)
4. Bayern Munich $2.71bn (£2.1bn)
5. Manchester City $2.08bn (£1.61bn)
6. Arsenal $1.93bn (£1.5bn)
7. Chelsea $1.85bn (£1.43bn)
8. Liverpool $1.49bn (£1.15bn)
9. Juventus $1.26bn (£976m)
10. Tottenham $1.06bn (£821m)
11. Paris St-Germain $841m (£652m)
12. Borussia Dortmund $808m (£626m)
13. AC Milan $802m (£621m)
14. Atletico Madrid $732m (£567m)
15. West Ham $634m (£491m)
16. Schalke 04 $629m (£487m)
17. Roma $569m (£441m)
18. Inter Milan $537m (£416m)
19. Leicester City $413m (£320m)
20. Napoli $379m (£294m)

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