Man Utd’s profitable tour that included – a match in India – is at serious risk due to the coronavirus pressure
Manchester United risk being rejected a match in India as the coronavirus pandemic proceeds to mop over the world. These matches were supposedly in July and the beginning of August to test the readiness for the 2020-21 campaign.
However, those plans – that included the first-ever journey to play in India – are now on clasp and under investigation. Club supervisors are waiting to see how long the crisis lockdown lasts. Manchester United’s pre-season Tour is an enormous operation and provides an extensive income for the club.
This turnaround could cost them £16million this summer. If the coronavirus crisis compels them to abandon their accustomed globetrotting. A total of 3.25m is earned per appearance by Manchester United. This includes their first-team squad, with extra charges that touch the figure to £4m per game.
They can earn supplementary money with explicit clauses in some sponsorship settlements depending on where the stint takes them. In recent pre-seasons, United have taken part in the fruitful International Champions Cup (ICC) run by US company Relevant Sports. It features top clubs such as Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Bayern Munich, and also the Premier League influential teams.
More about the tour to India
In November, United sent a four-man committee, headed by the director of football operations Alan Dawson. This committee went to East Bengal FC in Kolkata to address participating in the 85,000 potential Salt Lake Stadium.
A United spokesman revealed: “The proposed tour hasn’t been cancelled, but it’s on hold until we can determine a timeline for a return to playing football again. “Until we have clarity on when this season might finish and the next one starts, the tour remains under review. “It may be that it will have to adapt depending on what is decided by football’s governing bodies.
Football’s jurisdictions are still uncertain when the Premier League will resume. Nevertheless, it looks extremely unlikely United’s journey will take place in its inventive arrangement. Furthermore, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s players submit a potential second consecutive year out of the Champions League.
“This summer, we were looking at different options with no ICC on the calendar. The pre-season tour has grown into a vital part of our own calendar and an ideal chance for us to engage with our worldwide fan base.” continued the Manchester United Spokesperson.
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