Manchester United secure £40m training kit deal with DHL
The latest addition to the club's commercial arm should see the Red Devils post annual income of over £100m when they announce their end of year results
Manchester United has confirmed a new commercial deal with logistics company DHL, who will become the sponsor of the club's training kit.
The lucrative move will earn the Premier League champions £40 million (€45m) over a four-year contract, with United set to show DHL branding during training sessions outside of European games.
In addition to the deal, United have announced a three-year partnership with Beeline, Vietnam's leading mobile telecommunications company, which will see United content distributed across Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.
"Manchester United has always been at the forefront of the game off the pitch as well on it and this partnership is another example of that," said Sir Alex Ferguson.
"Everyone knows about the passion of our fans in that part of the world and this deal makes it a lot easier for us to keep in touch with them."
The news follows reports that the club could be placed on the Singapore Stock Exchange in order to boost revenue.
Wow...anjat boboi haa. Untuk training ja ada sponsor sampai 40 juta pound sterling. Ini menunjukkan betapa bernilainya kelab Manchester United ni. Ramai nak taja. Yang best tu ni hanya di pakai semasa training sahaja sebab Aon broker insuran dari Amerika tu dah taja jersey United. Terlalu bernilai hingga taja baju training pun sudah bagus.
Ni juga menunjukkan kesungguhan famili Glazer untuk mengapuskan hutang mereka yang menimbun tu di samping memadamkan api kemarahan peminat terhadap mereka.
Gee I could only dream this happen in Malaysia especially my state team Penang. Hmm noboday interested to invest? You just could invest as Malaysian football is much connected to politics. Come to think of it I would say it will be always the same.