Manchester United’s commercial department has been one of the busiest areas of the club in recent years, signing deals with so many sponsors that it’s hard to remember them all. United have sold advertising rights to their training ground and training gear, as well as naming their official partners for automotive, gambling, logistics, travel, watches, airlines, wine and practically anything else you can think of.
In an age where financial fair play is a top priority, it doesn’t seem fair to the smaller clubs in the Premier League that they’re unable to wield the same power and lucrative contracts that a Manchester United can earn, further distancing them from giant clubs like the Red Devils. Where’s the fair play in that?
Here are tonight’s Premier League news headlines:
- Manchester United has 33 sponsors; How many can you name? — Yahoo Sports
- How Manchester City can be the big winners from Man United’s £180m Aon deal — The Telegraph
- Sir Bobby Charlton says football must pay tribute to ‘sensational’ Baroness Thatcher — The Mail
- Hatem Ben Arfa to be handed cameo role for Newcastle against Benfica — The Guardian
- Brendan Rodgers not hindered by Rafael Benitez’s desire to return to Liverpool — Evening Standard
- Stoke City chairman says he will ‘strongly reject’ any move to honour Thatcher with silence — Telegraph
- Tottenham lead race to sign Hamburg forward Heung-Min Son — The Independent
- England could face a 15-year wait for World Cup success, warns the new man at FA — The Telegraph
- Liverpool have confirmed Lucas Leiva has signed a long-term contract at Anfield — Sky Sports
- Portsmouth close to completing fans’ takeover & end longest administration in FL history — Telegraph
- EPL seeking new referee kit sponsor with Expedia’s deal set to run out in summer — Wall Street Journal
- Leon Osman’s talks with Everton over signing a new contract have stalled — The Mail
- Former Reading boss Brian McDermott in manager talks with Leeds — The Independent
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