"Is America ever going to be as passionate as the Asian market? I wouldn't have thought so.
"There's clearly a great following for the Premier League in Africa.
"There may be issues in certain countries but, nonetheless, there's a lot of money in Nigeria, for example."
Club Communications Director Phil Townsend:
"The US is a very big market and there is room for more than one team. But we have to recognise that soccer is by no means the major sport.
"We have many more fans in Asia and we need to get to know them better. It's about establishing relationships with United fans, and learning how they want to interact with the club."