Online Gambler's £60m Shirt Sponsorship With Man-U

07 March 2006

    MANCHESTER - The planet's second richest soccer club (after Real Madrid) is set to announce that Mansion, a Gibraltar-based online gambling company, is its £60m shirt sponsor.
    The contract with Manchester United is believed to be worth £15 million ($26.24m; €21.86m) a year for four years - two-thirds more than the club's previous £9m-a-year deal with Vodafone.
    The US-domiciled Glazer family, which controversially acquired Man-U last year for £800m, is expected to confirm the deal later this week.