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Not as bad as some think

From BBC sport. It seems we are still 'big'.
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The truth is less straightforward. Despite not sustaining a single Premier League title challenge since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013 - albeit winning the FA Cup, League Cup and Europa League during that period - United remain one of the biggest names in world football and command a reach only Barcelona and Real Madrid can claim to match.

The Victoria and Western Australia local governments were both desperate to get them to play in their area this summer. Western Australia won the battle and in excess of 110,000 fans are expected to attend the two games they will play in Perth, on Saturday against A League side Perth Glory and on 17 July against Leeds United.

On Thursday, 12,000 paid for tickets to the club's only fully open training session during their 10 days down under.

Unlike last season, when they barely had any interaction with supporters at training sessions in the United States, United's players happily signed autographs and posed for 'selfies' at the end of their 90-minute session.

At home, all 52,000 season tickets sold out in record time and a waiting list remains in place

posted 1 week, 1 day ago

comment by manusince52 (U9692)
posted 2 seconds ago
Because some think we are losing fans, but apparently not. As fans bring income it gives us more money in the transfer market to become successful again.
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We don't need to spend money on transfers though as we don't lose fans regardless of how we do on the pitch.

comment by Mike (U1170)

posted 1 week, 1 day ago

Maybe it would do us good to go on one of these tours and fail to sell out half a ground, maybe the Glazers/Ed would realise thing's aren't all rosy then.

posted 1 week, 1 day ago

Haven't lost fans. Who knows the future.

posted 1 week, 1 day ago

comment by manusince52 (U9692)
posted 6 minutes ago
Haven't lost fans. Who knows the future.
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Are we gaining or have we gained new fans in recent seasons

I would seriously doubt it

Not that it matters too much to the Glazers with the current worldwide utd fan base , of which they've taken for granted and seriously short changed with how badly they have run the most important side of the club since fergie retired.

posted 1 week, 1 day ago

I've no idea if we have gained or lost. I just put it up there for interest. I was surprised we still seem very very popular.

posted 1 week, 1 day ago

comment by manusince52 (U9692)
posted 30 seconds ago
I've no idea if we have gained or lost. I just put it up there for interest. I was surprised we still seem very very popular.
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I appreciate that

Wasn't having a pop at you



posted 1 week, 1 day ago

comment by The Lambeau Leap (U21050)
posted 1 hour, 13 minutes ago
comment by Declan McDaid (U1734)
posted 6 seconds ago
comment by manusince52 (U9692)
posted 4 minutes ago
I don't see your point Declan. The article is all about number of fans, in fact the opening lines make it clear we are not a top performing team, but still a huge attraction.
Still, full marks for trying.
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Do you care how many fans we have throughout the world though? Would you not rather we were successful on the pitch?
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Success on the pitch is secondary to revenue and sustainability.
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The Woodward ethos

posted 1 week, 1 day ago

673m fans worldwide at the last count.

Most of which are probably City or Liverpool fans now.

posted 1 week, 1 day ago

comment by Steve Beaglehole (U15867)
posted 7 hours, 1 minute ago
673m fans worldwide at the last count.

Most of which are probably City or Liverpool fans now.
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just keep maf thankfully he chose City anyway i think.

posted 1 week, 1 day ago

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