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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists Man United are still one of the world's top clubs and can compete for the biggest players despite warning of falling profits next year that could see them overtaken by rivals Man City and Liverpool in money list

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 14/1/2020 Chris Wheeler for MailOnline

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists Manchester United are still one of the world's top clubs capable of competing for the biggest players despite concerns over falling revenues.

United are third in the latest Deloitte Football Money League behind Barcelona and Real Madrid, but the prediction for next year has raised concerns that they could be usurped as the Premier League's most profitable club by Manchester City or Liverpool.

Although United's revenue rose from £589.8m to £627.1m, the forecast for next year is £560-£580m due mainly to their failure to qualify for this season's Champions League. City were sixth this year with £538.2m and Liverpool seventh with £533m. 

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer talking on a cell phone: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists Manchester United can still compete for the biggest players

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists Manchester United can still compete for the biggest players
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However, Solskjaer brushed off suggestions that United could be overtaken by their two biggest rivals, saying: 'We are still up there, so still in a good place.

'For me, the most important thing is we get results sorted and get performances on the pitch. 

'That's got to be my focus but I know we've got the resources and we've got the backing if we need to go into the transfer market.'

a man with a football ball on a field: United are trying to close a deal for Sporting Lisbon attacking midfielder Bruno Fernandes © Provided by Daily Mail United are trying to close a deal for Sporting Lisbon attacking midfielder Bruno Fernandes a man wearing a uniform: Bruno Fernandes celebrates after scoring for Sporting Lisbon against Vitoria on Saturday night © Provided by Daily Mail Bruno Fernandes celebrates after scoring for Sporting Lisbon against Vitoria on Saturday night

United remain in talks with Sporting Lisbon over a £60m deal for midfielder Bruno Fernandes, but Solskjaer remained tight-lipped over the deal on Tuesday morning.

'I've got no transfer updates, so no,' added Solskjaer. 'If we get something that we can tell you about we will but I've got no news now.'

2020 Deloitte Football Money League table in full

1. Barcelona - €840.8m (£741.1m)

2. Real Madrid - €757.3m (£667.5m)

3. Manchester United - €711.5m (£627.1m)

4. Bayern Munich - €660.1m (£581.8m)

5. Paris Saint Germain - €635.9m (£560.5m)

6. Manchester City - €610.6m (£538.2m)

7. Liverpool - €604.7m (£533m)

8. Tottenham - €521.1m (£459.3m)

9. Chelsea - €513.1m (£452.2m)

10. Juventus - €459.7m (£405.2m)

11. Arsenal - €445.6m (£392.7m)

12. Borussia Dortmund - €377.1m (£332.4m

13. Atletico Madrid - (€367.6m (£324.0m)

14. Inter Milan (€364.6m (£321.3m)

15. Schalke (€324.8m (£286.3m)

16. Roma (€231.0m (£203.6m)

17. Lyon (€220.8m (£194.6m)

18. West Ham - €216.4m (£190.7m)

19. Everton - €213.0m (£187.7m)

20. Napoli - €207.4m (£182.8m)

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