Sunderland's Turner and Bramble challenge Manchester United's Berbatov during their English Premier League soccer match in Sunderland.
Sunderland's Turner and Bramble challenge Manchester United's Berbatov during their English Premier League soccer match in Sunderland.

Manchester United has reported a record pre-tax loss of £83.6 million, despite the football club saying it had been the first English club to make over £100 million in operating profit.

The strong operating profit was attributed to a rise in revenue from broadcasting and commercial income. The pre-tax losses however were attributed to interest charges and debt restructuring costs.

The club paid out £40 million in interest charges this year while wage costs increased seven per cent to £131.7 million.

Club turnover rose to £286.41, with media revenues rising by £5.1 million to £104.8 million but match revenues falling to £100.1 million.

Manchester United saw its debts rise to £521.7 million as of 30 June.