Previous
Toulouse
Lens
0
2
LIVE 32'
Game Details
Werder Bremen
FC Cologne
0
0
LIVE 35'
Game Details
Aberdeen
Motherwell
1
0
LIVE 18'
Game Details
Fulham
Charlton Athletic
2
0
LIVE 15'
Game Details
Celta Vigo
Levante
0
0
LIVE 6'
Game Details
Brisbane Roar
Sydney FC
0
2
FT
Game Details
Next

50-50 Challenge: Real Madrid vs. Barcelona

El Clasico 22 hours ago
Read

Who will win El Clasico?

Poll less than a minute ago
Read

Cobos: Neymar stronger in 2014-15

Barcelona 1 day ago
Read

Lamela wonder-goal, Kane's keeper clanger

Blog - The Toe Poke 21 hours ago
Read
May 17, 2012

Utd benefit from increased sponsorship

Manchester United's increased sponsorship income of £3.5 million helped compensate for the loss of revenue caused by the club's poor Champions League and FA Cup campaigns.

United were finalists in the Champions League in 2008, 2009 and 2011 but surprisingly failed to emerge from the group stage in this season's competition. In the FA Cup, having seen off Manchester City, they were defeated by Liverpool in the fourth round.

In the three-month period leading up to March 31 in 2011 the club had made £75.2 million but the latest quarterly results for the same period in 2012 show a drop of £4.4 million. A 9.9% wage increase compared to last year also contributed to the dip.

However, a £3.5 million sponsorship increase helped to cushion the blow and United remain on course for an impressive revenue increase over the season as a whole, with revenues over the nine-month period standing at £245.8 million as compared to last year's £231.6 million.

"This increase largely relates to growth in player remuneration, driven by new player acquisitions and further contractual negotiations together with increased costs and headcount arising from the continued growth in our sponsorship and commercial operations," United's quarterly financial report read.

"Media income has been impacted by our exit from the UCL, thus no Round of 16 match played and our subsequent participation in the UEL [Europa League], for which, despite one extra game, the income per game is lower than for the UCL. In addition, we earned lower revenues for the FA Cup in 2011/12 due to our fourth-round exit, compared with reaching the semi-final in 2010/11."

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.