Manchester United have announced yet another new deal for the new season.
The Red Devils have officially unveiled the signing of Virgin Money, who are now the club’s Official Retail Financial Services Partner in the United Kingdom.
The club’s statement on their official website read:
“From the start of the 2016/17 season, Virgin Money will be the Official Retail Financial Services Partner of Manchester United in the UK. The four-year agreement will include a range of products and benefits for United’s home country-based fans, as well as Virgin Money’s three million UK customers.”
Manchester United group managing director Richard Arnold also had his say:
“This exciting partnership brings together for the first time two iconic brands; two industry leaders who have a reputation as innovators in their fields. I have every confidence the values we share will make this partnership a great success, above all for our loyal fans who will soon be introduced to a range of products that will bring them even closer to the club they support.”
On the other hand, Jayne-Anne Gadhia, the chief executive officer of Virgin Money, said:
“We’re proud to be the official UK financial services partner of Manchester United FC. This new partnership enables us to combine Virgin Money’s excellent financial products and customer service with the reach of Manchester United, one of the biggest football clubs in the world.
“We’re going to create some very special products and exclusive offers designed especially for fans, with real rewards that money can’t buy. We’ll be launching those soon and can’t wait to get started.”
This new partnership further adds to the humongous financial power that the Red Devils already possess, and which ultimately enables them to make world-record transfer bids – precisely like the one they have reportedly submitted for their former youth academy graduate, Paul Pogba.
And yet, the announcement of this partnership has not gone down too well with the supporters, as they were expecting the United CEO Ed Woodward to solely focus on getting the Pogba negotiations done, instead of signing another commercial deal.
— Ben (@BenRoseMUFC) July 18, 2016