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Manchester United And Adidas: What’s the big deal?

Last week English giants Manchester United confirmed a 10-year kit deal with Adidas worth a staggering $1.3 billion. That puts United’s annual sponsorship earning from this deal alone at about $128 million. The next highest kit sponsorship in World football is Adidas’ deal with Spanish heavyweights Real Madrid, estimated to earn the Madrid outfit an estimated $49 million per year, a paltry sum in comparison. This deal has far and wide reaching consequences not only for Manchester United and Adidas but for many other parties. We take a closer look. Manchester United are obviously the biggest gainers from this deal. A major step up from the annual $41 million that United were receiving hitherto from Nike, the deal adds to the coffers already swollen from the Chevrolet deal that was struck up almost 2 years ago and came into effect this season. The US based auto major GM has committed a deal worth over $600 million for a period of […] Read more »

Jesse Lingard - Manchester United midfielder - on loan at Birmingham City |

Can Jesse Lingard Make The Cut At Manchester United?

Louis van Gaal has given youth a chance at every major coaching job he has landed. Will the Dutchman do the same for Jesse Lingard? . What do Patrick Kluivert, Clarence Seedorf, Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta & Thomas Muller have in common? Well apart from being some of the finest footballers of their respective generations they were all made first team members by Louis van Gaal. The former Netherlands manager is a firm believer in promoting a rising star from the academy and many of Manchester United’s best young prospects must be drooling at the prospect of working under the Dutchman. Manchester United as a club as well is one of the few football institutions in the country who have historically allowed some of their younger talents to replace the established first team members. The mind quickly wanders back to the summer of 1995 when after securing the double of the Premier League and the FA Cup Sir Alex Ferguson […] Read more »