Sunday 25 February 2018

Manchester United top of shirt deal list

Mark Ogden

Manchester United have surpassed Barcelona's £125m world record shirt sponsorship deal with the Qatar Foundation by striking a seven-year agreement with Chevrolet believed to be worth in the region of £200m.

United, whose current £20m-a-year shirt deal with American insurance giant Aon still has two seasons left to run, will begin their partnership with Chevrolet at the start of the 2014-15 campaign.

United's agreement takes the club to the top of the shirt-deal table ahead of Barcelona and Bayern Munich, whose deal with Deutsche Telekom is worth an annual £23m.

Meanwhile, Rio Ferdinand has been charged by the English Football Association over the comments he made on Twitter following the end of John Terry's recent trial.

When Terry was acquitted of racially abusing Ferdinand's brother Anton, the Manchester United defender responded to a Tweet that characterised Chelsea defender Ashley Cole, who was a defence witness in the trial, as a 'choc-ice'.

The term is is understood to mean 'black on the outside, white on the inside'. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

Irish Independent

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