United to consider selling naming rights to Carrington

by Sam Peoples

The pool facilities at United's Carrington training complex

After securing the first training kit sponsorship deal of it’s kind in the Premier League recently with logistics company DHL, for a reported £40 million over 4 years, consideration is being given to selling the name of United’s training facility Carrington. United own the freehold to the complex and the naming rights could be sold to bring a new cash flow into the club. Never in a million nightmares would Old Trafford ever be renamed, unlike the mercenaries over at Wastelands who immediately sold their home to Etihad as soon as they could, but renaming Carrington to increase revenue would be a productive move indeed. Back in the day, “The Cliff” was synonymous with United in the times of Duncan Edwards and the likes but that name was lost when United moved to Carrington, so renaming training facilities has happened in the past, albeit under different circumstances. Considering the substantial debt that United are still burdened with thanks to the Glazers, you wouldn’t put it past them to put the naming rights up for sale, especially when you consider the £10 million a year deal that DHL got with the training kits. Would the money be re-invested? Probably not, but at least it would decrease the debt of the club and that can’t ever be considered a bad thing.

Full story: The Telegraph

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