Manchester United still Shirtless


LONDON (Reuters) – Entertainment company Mansion pulled out of 70 million-pound shirt sponsorship talks with Manchester United on Monday, upset at the way negotiations were finally handled.

United’s nine million pounds a year deal with current shirt sponsors Vodafone finishes at the end of this season.

“We are very disappointed at the manner in which Manchester United has concluded these contract negotiations and are very surprised that the discussions were terminated at this late stage, in what we consider to be an unprofessional manner,” Mansion’s chief operating officer David Kinsman said.

Kinsman continued: “I’ve been in business for some 35 plus years and I have done some very major business deals — much larger than this. I was quite disappointed the way this deal played out in the end.

“I think it could have been avoided if there had been a different attitude as to how the deal was carried out on their side.”

Anyone else think they should just sell the rights on eBay?

Photo: Christiano Ronaldo, gutted by the lack of a shirt sponsor, demonstrates how next season’s matches may appear. Wes Brown, horrified, tackles him from behind.

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