Following swearing into the camera at Upton Park last weekend, Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has lost his sponsorship deal with Coke that was reported to be worth £600,000. Rooney is just one of the players who are only more than happy to take the money on offer for appearing in adverts, while Man United aren’t adverse to a few commercial deals here and there.
The commercial side of Manchester United is one that often annoys the Red Army. Watching MUTV interview yet another “first time visitor” to Old Trafford carrying two shopping bags full Fabio Da Silva tampons or other such tat can often grate.
It should be remembered however that for many fans around the world, the commercial side is an intergral part of their love for the club. Not everyone’s fortunate enough to be able to walk down to OT so merchandise does have its part to play. As well as United’s own commercial side, there’s also the various sponsorship deals which every player – bar Paul Scholes, who lives life as though he’s a footballer in 1951 – makes part of their income.
Rather than turn our nose up to the stream of adverts that have been broadcast featuring our favourite United players, we at Redflaflyinghigh, decided to embrace them. Here’s a pick of our top six United ads.
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