It might have been a poor season on the pitch, but in the digital world the strength of United’s brand continues to grow
The club has become the fastest sports club in the world to reach 50 million fans on Facebook.
The Old Trafford club reached the milestone in under four years having originally set up the page in July 2010.
United are well ahead of Premier League rivals Chelsea (30.8m fans), Arsenal (25.2m), Liverpool (20.4m) and Manchester City (13.2m). But the club is still behind the top two, Barcelona (66.2m) and Real Madrid (63.7m).