Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, newly public football club operator Manchester United (NYSE: MANU) has received the dreaded one-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Manchester United's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Manchester United facts

Headquarters (founded) Manchester, U.K. (1990)
Market Cap $2.3 billion
Industry Entertainment
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $266.6 million
Management CEO David Gill
COO Michael Bolingbroke
Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity 40.6%
Cash/Debt $151.0 million / $459 million
Competitors Olympique Lyonnais Groupe

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 97% of the 87 members who have rated Manchester United believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, All-Star DJoshuaRubin, succinctly summed up the bear case for our community:

As it becomes clear that teams require monster money, and other teams -- Man City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham, PSG, etc. ramp up spending, and ramp up their global marketing operations, the allure of Man United will fade. Their dominance was earned through excellent management -- and a massive financial advantage. That will be diluted more and more. A few billion seems like a high enough valuation to me.

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