Old Trafford income to pass £100million this year.
Manchester United have announced two new lucrative commercial deals today, with logistics company DHL as their first training kit sponsor.
The Red Devil’s have signed a four-year deal with the delivery company which is expected to generate £40million of income over the length of the contract.
United’s official shirt sponsors Aon are fully aware of the agreement and have given their consent to sharing shirt space with a rival company.
DHL will now have their logo emblazoned on training kit during sessions outside of European games.
It adds further strength to the Old Trafford commercial arm, which is expected to post annual income in excess of £100million when United announce their end of year results in the next couple of months.
This is another example of the United owners, the Glazer family, trying to squeeze every last penny out of the most successful club in England.
In addition, the club also announced a three-year partnership with Vietnam’s leading mobile telecommunications company, Beeline, to distribute United content in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.
It is estimated United have 16million supporters in Vietnam alone.
“Manchester United has always been at the forefront of the game off the pitch as well on it and this partnership is another example of that,” said manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
“Everyone knows about the passion of our fans in that part of the world and this deal makes it a lot easier for us to keep in touch with them.”