Manchester United return to top of rich list with Adidas kit deal

Head coach Louis van Gaal of the Netherlands reacts during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Australia and Netherlands at Estadio Beira-Rio on June 18, 2014
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Manchester United become the world's most valuable football club once again after sealing a record £750m kit deal with Adidas.

Manchester United have returned to being the richest club in the world after securing a record £750m kit deal with global sportswear giants Adidas.

Real Madrid and Barcelona were leading the way in terms of value, but the Red Devils have moved to the top of the list after confirming the agreement with Adidas on Monday.

The brand will replace Nike, who will end their 13-year association with the North-West outfit at the end of the 2014-15 season.

According to the Daily Mail, shares on the New York Stoke Exchange rose by almost five per cent following the deal, which gives United a value of £2.1 billion, making them the world's most valuable club.

This season, United will be led by new manager Louis van Gaal, who will begin his reign today.

Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal speaks to members of the media after the Final Draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil at Costa do Sauipe Resort on December 6, 2013
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