MANCHESTER United’s recent malaise on the pitch has had an impact on the club’s position in football’s financial pecking order, with Real Madrid and Barcelona overtaking them to claim the top two places in Deloitte’s Football Money League for 2019. United slip to third after a second successive year in which the club’s revenues declined. They are hardly in poor street, however, as revenues totalled € 666 million and the club also has long-term lucrative deals with Adidas and Chevrolet. But as well as seeing the La Liga giants leapfrog them, the differential between United and City in Manchester appears to be closing. Real Madrid became the first club worldwide to break the € 700 million barrier, earning total revenues of € 750.9 million.…