United are looking to attain a second sponsor to be placed on the back of their shirts. Their Premier League rivals are not impressed.
Due to their recent financial struggles, Manchester United are looking to be the first club in the Premier League to introduce a second sponsor on the backs of their shirts, reports the Times.
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United are in an extremely difficult financial position at the moment, having not only dropped out of the Champions League following their seventh place finish last year, but also after their massive expenditure this summer on players like Angel di Maria and Radamel Falcao.
Despite their new shirt sponsorship with Chevrolet worth a staggering £50m per year, as well as an Adidas contract that kicks in next summer valued at £750m over the next decade, the Red Devils are still looking for further endorsements.
The 13-time Premier League champions were the first club to have a separate sponsorship deal for their training kits and now they are looking to be the first to controversially introduce a second sponsor for the back of their jerseys as well.
The rules currently don’t allow this in the English top tier, although the rules are different in the FA Cup and in the rest of the Football League.
United raised the issue in a recent Premier League meeting in the hopes of seeing a rule change, but it is believed that the rest of the clubs in the top flight were opposed to the idea.
The Red Devils aren’t giving up on the idea however and are believed to continue pursuing the possibility as they look to bolster their coffers.