Kieran Maguire: Man City 'poised' to 'overtake' Man United after two new deals confirmed after £232m reveal
Man City are “poised” to rocket past cross-city rivals Man United in terms of commercial income.
So says finance guru Kieran Maguire, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the Manchester clubs’ battle for commercial supremacy.
City announced two new sponsorship deals last week, both with companies operating out of Sheikh Mansour’s home country, the United Arab Emirates.
United meanwhile are adjusting to life under new CEO Richard Arnold, who recently replaced Ed Woodward as the top executive at Old Trafford.
Woodward delivered commercial profits of £232million for the year ending June 2021, while City are yet to release their figures for the same period.
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But Maguire predicts that the Premier League champions will hope to overtake the Red Devils when their results are in.
“City had the second-highest commercial income in the Premier League 2020,” he told Football Insider‘s Adam Williams.
“They’ll hope they are poised to overtake Man United in terms of commercial income.
“United’s commercial income fell by £47m in 2021. So City are higher than Man United’s most recent figure, although I suspect City’s will fall as well.
“That is what we are seeing across the board at the moment, largely as a result of the pandemic which has had a broad effect.”
City are 10 points clear at the top of the Premier League.
United meanwhile are in 7th place, 22 points behind Pep Guardiola’s side.