This Tuesday will take place at Old Trafford a clash between two giants of football, Manchester United and Real Madrid. At stake is a place in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League after a one goal draw in the first leg. Football Industry presents a set of comparative tables between both clubs divided into three distinct areas: Web, Finance and Sports Performance.
Such comparisons allows us to have an overview of the two clubs, their dimension and the chances of both teams.
WEB
Manchester United and Real Madrid have different strategies with regard to social networks. While the first club bets only on Facebook, Real Madrid is present in a greater number of social media platforms having more followers than Manchester United, including on Facebook. Regarding their websites, both at international and local levels, the manutd.com presents itself in a better position.
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FINANCE
Financially, Real Madrid presents a more strengthened position being the club with the highest revenues in the world having, for the first time, surpassed the threshold of 500 million Euros in 2011/2012. Simultaneously, it also has a net debt below the one of Manchester United. However, the brand value of the English club is considered superior and has obtained better results in UEFA competitions receiving revenues above those of Real Madrid through this stream. Finally, the market value of Real Madrid’s squad is higher and Manchester United has shown a superior average attendance in 2012/2013.
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SPORTS PERFORMANCE
Regarding sports performance, Real Madrid has had a greater success having been victorious three times in the nine clashes between the clubs compared with two wins of Manchester United. The squads of both clubs show similar characteristics and recent form. Finally, Real Madrid has presented a stronger attacking volume in the current UEFA Champions League compared to Manchester United.
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Notes: (1) Data collected on March 2, 2013, (2) When counting the number of trophies won were considered the following competitions: FIFA Club World Cup, La Liga, UEFA Champions League, Spanish Super Cup, UEFA Super Cup, Spanish League Cup , Cup Winners Cup, Copa del Rey, Intercontinental Cup, UEFA Cup, Premier League, FA Community Shield, English League Cup and FA Cup.
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