Man Utd ‘don’t have the money for £100m Jadon Sancho’ transfer, taunt rival fans as damning figures show huge debt rise – The Sun
RIVAL fans lined up to mock Manchester United’s dwindling hopes of signing Jadon Sancho after the club’s troubling financial picture was revealed.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic and a lack of Champions League football, net debts soared to £429million – a rise of £127.4m.
Ed Woodward has previously insisted big-money acquisitions are off the table in the coming summer.
Yet rumours of the Red Devils landing Sancho, Jude Bellingham, Jack Grealish or James Maddison have refused to go away.
Therefore supporters of rival clubs took aim at their optimistic United counterparts – although some still harboured ambitions of bringing in the Borussia Dortmund star themselves.
As news of United’s growing struggles to pay back its gross debt, which remains unchanged, emerged, Twitter user Vince wrote: “Man United fans will hide their faces now their club’s little secret has been revealed. It’s official, you don’t have the money for Sancho.”
Another added: “Ooooff. Think United need to go on furlough. There fans wanting the season void too and still think they can get Sancho. Eye watering debts.”
One Chelsea fan laughed: “‘But but Sancho is coming to united! !1!1!’ I told all of you weeks ago that Chelsea were always well in the race and with the pandemic nothing is certain but Chelsea are leading the race.”
While another Blue joked: “But according to United fans with their turnover they can well afford Sancho, Kane, Grealish & Koulibaly…”
A Liverpool fan commented: “United in the mudddd. Their fans actually thought they were getting Sancho lollllll.”
And one Manchester City supporter tweeted: “1/5th of Manchester United’s worth wiped out in 3 months, good luck with Sancho, Bellingham and Grealish.”
On Thursday, a United statement explained: “Broadcasting revenue for the quarter was £26.0 million, a decrease of £27.8 million, or 51.7%, over the prior year quarter.
“Primarily due to an estimated £15.0m Premier League rebate due to broadcasters, following delay and broadcast schedule changes to the 2019/20 football season, non-participation in the UEFA Champions League, and the impact of playing two fewer Premier League away games.
“Matchday revenue for the quarter was £29.1 million, a decrease of £2.6 million, or 8.2%, over the prior year quarter, including the impact of postponement of the Round of 16 Europa League home match and closure of non-match day operations in mid-March.”