Manchester United, the world's biggest football club, is considering including general insurance in its range of financial services.

“At the moment, we have a credit card and a savings account and we are looking at a whole range of insurance, savings and banking products,” said the club's deputy chief executive David Gill.

However, Manchester United is awaiting feedback from financial advisers before it decides which products would be suitable for its fans.

It has unveiled record half-year figures this week, as higher gate receipts and sponsorship income swelled its coffers.

In the six months to January 31, profits at the club jumped from £12.2m to £17.3m.