Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward yesterday hailed the success of the club's recently launched YouTube channel as the Premier League giants announced their latest quarterly results. Woodward highlighted the success of the club's YouTube channel, only launched in February, during a conference call -- it now has nearly 835,000 subscribers. "This quarter we launched the club's first YouTube channel and in terms of subscribers, within the first hour we overtook the Dallas Cowboys and an hour later we overtook the (New York) Yankees," he said. "The channel quickly became bigger than all the US sports teams and at currently over 800,000 subscribers we're the fastest-growing sports club channel that has ever launched on YouTube." But United are playing catch-up with their rivals. They are a long way behind pacesetters Barcelona, who have 4.2 million subscribers, and even neighbours Manchester City, who have 1.2 million.