Correct, it's the amount of money needed now that's changed, United, Arsenal, Everton, Liverpool always had owners able to pump money in when it was needed, dont forget United went 26 years without winning the league but were still commercially the biggest club in England. TV money and global investment increased drastically after the Premier League began and United managed this better by selling the brand globally than the likes of Liverpool who just expected to continue the success of the seventies and eighties and lost out big time. The fact is money matters but its how you use your money that's more important ! United spend just as much as us but have no plan un place, sack managers give the next one millions and so on. Every fan of every team would love our owners but sadly it's not jealousy at the top table of UEFA that's the problem is racially based as we have Arab owners who they despise !In a nutshell.