Manchester United Have 33 Sponsors; How Many Can You Name? – The Nightly EPL

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?

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6 thoughts on “Manchester United Have 33 Sponsors; How Many Can You Name? – The Nightly EPL”

  1. Khmer Rouge Veterans Benevolent Society

    Land mine/cluster bomb Fabricators of America (subsidiary of NYSE:HAL)

    Argentine/German Nonagenarian Vereinigtenbunden

    West African Diamond Extraction League

    Khadafy Family Charitable Trust

    Apple Inc Sino-East Asian component Factories Association.

    Now I was going to try to work Augusto Pinochet, Bokassa, etc in somehow. But it is less fun to make fun of people who are generally too stupid to get the references.

    And come to think of it, I bet 95% of rags wouldn’t get Khmer Rouge or “Bunds” of 90+ year-old Germans living in Argentina without some serious googling.

    Should have stuck with the glaringly obvious: SPI – SOCIETY OF PLASTICS INDUSTRY

  2. This is one of the most ridiculous articles I’ve ever seen. While I don’t agree with how United “cheapens” their brands, this is a fair practice: they just maximize the opportunity: if you’re successful, everyone wants to be part of you.
    It’s no different from how F-1 gets their sponsors, US College Football teams and conferences get their TV Contracts, etc.
    Why don’t you ask about fair play by starting with Man City and Chelsea ?

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