Man United In Advanced Talks to Sell Old Trafford Stadium Naming Rights to Nike In £500m Deal

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Old Trafford side look to cash-in with move to re-name stadium.

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Former Sky Sports presenter Richard Keys has claimed that Man United’s owners are set to sell naming rights to Old Trafford to sportswear giants Nike.

This is sure to anger a significant portion of the club’s supporters though others may see such a move as a sensible financial measure that would yield a massive sum, albeit at the expense of over a century of tradition.

The club’s owners are already not hugely popular but the Glazers will be in for a fair amount of abuse for renaming the ground though if Man United fail to qualify for the Champions League next term then such a measure may be all the more likely as they look to balance the books.

There has been a growing talk of David Moyes being handed a massive £200m transfer war-chest and many would have questioned as to where such funds would originate given the club’s current financial position and talk of Nike paying half a billion for Old Trafford naming rights may well be the answer to that mystery.

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