Manchester United posts record third-quarter revenue

English Premier League soccer club Manchester United on Friday reiterated its full-year financial targets as it reported a 30 percent rise in third-quarter revenue despite inconsistent performances on the pitch.

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Manchester United blamed a security contractor on Monday over a dummy bomb that caused the abandonment of Sunday's final Premier League game against Bournemouth and left the club facing a multi-million-pound bill. (Reuters)

English Premier League soccer club Manchester United on Friday reiterated its full-year financial targets as it reported a 30 percent rise in third-quarter revenue despite inconsistent performances on the pitch.

United, English league champions a record 20 times and currently fifth in the Premier League before the final round of matches, said total revenue rose to 123.4 million pounds  ($177.8 million) in the three months to March 31, from 95 million pounds a year earlier.

The club’s adjusted core earnings jumped 76.8 percent to 44.9 million pounds.

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