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Manchester United face the same concerns as Nottingham Forest, with fears now plaguing even the biggest clubs

Manchester United face the same concerns as Nottingham Forest, with fears now plaguing even the biggest clubs

Nottingham Forest’s difficulties with the Premier League’s profitability and sustainable spending rules are well documented.

Failure to comply cost them a points deduction last term and then a lot of anguish this summer, buying and selling players to ensure they did not fall foul of the rules for a second time.




Now Manchester United have come under the same sort of scrutiny as Forest after posting a net loss of £71.4m in the third quarter of the financial year.

The PSR allows for losses of up to £105m over three seasons, and United sources are confident the club will meet the assessment period which ends in the 2023/24 season.

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However, even the country’s biggest clubs are starting to feel the pressure of the top flight’s strict player spending rules.

United’s net loss includes £30.3m of exceptional costs relating to the sale of 27.7% of the club’s voting rights to Sir Jim Ratcliffe, including consultancy fees owed to US firm Raine.

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