Since Sir Alex Ferguson retired as a United manager, the club has not seen much of a good time on the field and result wise but financially they have made some of the biggest deals in world football. Adidas pipped Nike to become Manchester United’s official kit suppliers with a deal worth £750 million over the next 10 years starting with 2015-16 season and thats £75 million a year just from kit deal which is the biggest in world football by some margin, combine that with shirt sponsorship deal with american company Chevrolet which has 7 year contract worth £371 million (£53m a year).
So from 2015-16 season United will be pocketing around £128 a year just from kit suppliers & Sponsorship deal. But they failed to qualify for the Champions League last season and that will be felt in the revenue details at the end of current season but they are pretty much oncourse to achieve top 4 finish in the league this season which will enable European football in the upcoming season.
Premier League TV Rights deal from 2013-16 had a significant impact on all 20 premier league clubs earning from the league season, United earned £90.5m from last premier league season (£55m tv share + £16m merit money + £18.7m live tv) and with Premier League set to sign a new TV rights deal for 2016-19 where they are likely to top the earning from the previous deal premier league clubs will get even more money specially the ones in top 4.
Now lets assume United will finish in the top 4 this season and qualify for Champions League for the 2015-16 season and if they were to retain their champions league status from than on they are set top become the richest club in the world within next couple of years. How ? lets take a look at potentially yearly earnings of United if they qualify for Champions League next season.
|Premier League Prize Money & TV Revenue Share||£100 million +|
|Champions League Prize Money & TV Share||£45 to £50 million|
|Kit Suppliers Contract with Adidas||£75 million|
|Shirt Sponsorship with Chevrolet||£53 million|
|Selling regional sponsorship in a range of categories||varies|
|Plus of course the usual match day & hospitality packages income||varies|
A top club in Champions League can take home from anywhere £35 to £60 million depending on how far they reach in the competition. Real Madrid recieved £52 million last year as they won their 10th European Title while Manchester United reached quarter finals under David Moyes and recieved £44.5 million which included (prize money + tv rights share)
Premier League is likely to strike a big TV deal both on domestic and overseas channels which is expected to increase premier league clubs tv share. So looking at that its very important for United to finish in top 4 and consistently fight for title and trophies in the coming seasons and they have the potentially to beat off competition from Real Madrid and Barcelona to become the biggest football brand in the world. But failure to reach champions league for more than 2 season can have a devastating effect on the clubs financial strength in the future.