Thursday 24 August 2017

Manchester United on road to £40million pot of gold

Wayne Rooney, second left, celebrates with teammates after scoring during the Champions League play-off round
Wayne Rooney, second left, celebrates with teammates after scoring during the Champions League play-off round

Manchester United made it through to the group stages of the Champions League on Wednesday, returning after a season's absence.

A 7-1 aggregate victory over Club Brugge also gives United a route back to some of the biggest money in European football.

  • Should they make it all the way to the final and lift the trophy in Milan next May, they could secure over £40million in prize money alone.
  • United receive £9.92million just for beating the Belgian side and qualifying for the group phase.
  • Up to £6.4million could be won, depending on performances, in the group stage and qualifying for the last 16 brings an additional prize of £3.9million.
  • Another £4.3million follows for quarter-final qualification and, should United reach the last four, they will gain another £5million.
  • The winners of the showpiece final in Milan will bag a £10.7million prize.
  • An additional chunk of the £343million of television income would also go to the club, depending on their performances and those of their English peers in the competition.

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