SportsTalk December 13 News In the final round of Group A of the Champions League, Manchester United lost 0-1 at home to Bayern. They were eliminated at the bottom with 1 win, 1 draw and 4 points in 6 group matches. According to an article from Goal, Manchester United has missed out on a large amount of bonus income due to being eliminated from the European competition this season, which will put greater pressure on the club’s finances.
Due to failure If they can qualify in the group, Manchester United loses 9.6 million euros in qualifying bonus. In the Champions League, if you reach the quarter-finals, you will get 10.6 million euros, if you reach the semi-finals, you will get 12.5 million euros, if you reach the finals, you will get 15.5 million euros, and the championship bonus is 20 million euros. This is equivalent to a maximum bonus of 52.7 million euros (45 million pounds) for the team that reaches the end.
Based on Manchester United’s performance in the Champions League group stages this season, the team has received 3.73 million euros in bonuses, and based on the European war points in the past 10 years Ranking, Manchester United also received 12.5 million European war bonuses allocated by UEFA, plus other European war-related income, with a maximum income of 20.2 million euros. They even missed the opportunity to participate in the Europa League, and also missed the 500,000 euros in Europa League participation income. If the Europa League advances all the way to win the championship, they will also receive a total of 18 million euros in bonuses.
Less competition, less money
According to Sports Journal, Manchester United’s average income per Premier League game in 2022 will be 3.96 million pounds, more than any other team in the league. This season, after increasing ticket prices by 5%, revenue per game will reach 4.2 million pounds.
If you encounter giants like Real Madrid and Barcelona in the Champions League draw, the number of game day income will be even higher, and you can win In the semi-finals, they can earn at least 12.6 million pounds in match-day income. And if you fall into the Europa League, the tickets need to beThe price might have been lower, but the club would have gained some more revenue.
Reduced broadcast revenue
Game Reduced, broadcast revenue will also decrease. This season, UEFA has provided 300 million euros in broadcast revenue, with the Premier League allocating the highest amount. Manchester United has received half of it first, and the remainder is distributed proportionally to each club based on the number of games played. The current situation also means that Manchester United’s share of broadcast revenue less.
European war coefficient ranking dropped
The club will allocate an additional 600 million euros in bonuses based on the European war coefficient rankings. The lowest-ranked team will receive 1.1 million euros, and the highest-ranked team will receive 36.4 million euros. After being eliminated from the group stage this season, Manchester United’s group ranking is bound to decline.
Increased financial pressure
Manchester United’s revenue last season was 648 million pounds, a club record, but their financial situation is not very healthy. They lost 27.8 million pounds. They lost 115.5 million pounds the previous season. There is a risk of violating the financial sustainability of the Premier League and UEFA Financial Fair Play. .
In the past three years, Manchester United has earned 110 million euros from selling players, but spent 589 million euros on introducing players. In other words, they need to get more revenue, and missing out on more European war revenue will put the club’s finances under greater pressure.
Since Ferguson retired in 2013, Manchester United has only reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League twice and was eliminated in the round of 16 twice. It failed to qualify for the Champions League 4 times and failed to qualify for the group stage 3 times. Such a disappointing performance calls into question whether they are still a top club. If they cannot compete properly in the Champions League, although they can still pay high wages, it will be difficult to attract truly elite players.