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Breakingviews: Man United crisis has a silver lining

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 04:02

The club fired David Moyes after one awful season. But the drama has an upside. Turmoil at the top of the game sustains sponsor interest. As one of football’s biggest brands, United should benefit.

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David -- is gone from man seen unites his -- profound note left stormed back cam is running around some breaking views and your headline is that this crisis. Has a silver lining I mean silver lining may be felt for friends if they can bring a decent manager and now what what's the civil money from the business side. -- the thing is that the football needs drama law and and for fully fitted for a dream has been dominated by one team although a long time. Tend to become boring and and spectators -- supporters might lose. In truth and this kind of drama life prefer a few more important if needed to keep relief and for what -- fun. Am I mean we we -- cut. Revenues we look at the overrule man united business summit and has never really looked strong as this so so what will impact. Has David mores and Manny nice being in seventh place in the league and and I know getting into champions league next season what what what is impact does that actually it. What ends in February when they released their -- who numbers merchandisers. They -- for revenues self robot -- tourney Mary and columns. Which is a significant -- Between last year and would be a new wrinkle. This is primarily driven by a -- by a long time sponsorship do you put on to impacted our one bad season and which -- impacted by. We're losing. Turned into the revenues. Which are of course significant. Around to fear of warfare or fifty million -- for the for the group stage. So good that if of course the loss and then revenues but it. -- -- united strong enough to survive that's. That you are saying. David noises access and -- turmoil and that excitement. Com is now going to generate more interest in this club and more revenue for the death. Gary your -- this year compared -- after giving the places that I mean is that that -- is part of the -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- But. Still in the long run they deeply people who for 100. It would. Do -- mean and you've been through crunching the numbers -- -- and and as senator. Looks goods on the on the revenues are so many -- but he's coming in aren't a threat clot from Pullman to fund called it was a Brian. These -- two names I'm hoot who the fans excited about whose business -- But I think if they could be approached -- from from -- for Baltimore and two would it prevent that would be very Smart Q you've been tremendously successful I thought -- which asleep at the moment to Mexican chicken most. Successful club what are determined to -- last year and have performing very well in terms of seekers. Having young team playing very attractive football and and being very very successful. Funk. Used to be it by and don't -- and I SATA December's US coast yeah probably bugged he wasn't there I mean he wasn't that successful he he lost the final. With with planned from a few years ago. And and he was sick. Eventually it by -- And view if had to have a very complicated personality and then not very easy to. To get a team going -- the troops that would. You're all right well as as just bizarre as a as a business story -- get to do about this is is that just a few -- OK enough thanks for hostages and all of store back. From breaking views of your -- US -- -- ladies and 1730 bsc. -- quotes sources.

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Breakingviews: Man United crisis has a silver lining

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 04:02