New Shirt Sponsorship & Kit Sponsorship For United
Manchester have ended there twelve year relationship with Nike today and it was also announced that from next season AON will not sponsor Manchester United either. The new kit will be made by Reebok for the first time in there history.
Bolton's Stadium is sponsored by Reebok
Reebok are only really known to sponsor Bolton Wanderers and also have there stadium named after them but that all changed today with the deal with Manchester United. The last three Premier League teams to have a relationship with Reebok were Liverpool (1996-2006), Manchester City (2003-07) and West Ham United (2003-07)
Force India are also sponsored by Reebok
They are known more in other sports, they are the exclusive kit provider for all of the teams in NFL, NBA and WNBA, sponsor Force India-Mercedes, sponsor Amir Khan just to name a few other interests the company, founded in Bolton provide kits and equipment to at the moment.
CEO Uli Becker Speaks Out
CEO Uli Becker is very pleased with the new partnership with Manchester United. We are very pleased to have the pleasure of making kits for Manchester United for the next 5 years from 2015/2016 season. We have a long standing partnership with Bolton in England, but when this opportunity arises we jumped at it. We will pay a big amount for the privileged but this is the biggest club in the world so we had to do it.
Manchester United will now also be sponsored by British Telecom now too in a multimillion pound deal. The new partnership is thought to be worth £19m over the next 3 years and Sir Micheal Rake said. We are over the moon to be sponsoring Manchester United Football Club and we look forward to a long partnership. We made sure that Manchester United didn't want anyone else to sponsor them and this will give us a lot more exposure and we look forward to being on the shirt from next season. Well done to Reebok too because the shirt looks stunning.
This is a brand new era for Man Utd with the Red Shirt staying as the home kit, they have a white away shirt this season and a return to the black shirt for the alternative kit. Will Manchester United hold on to there manager though, we will wait and see.
Thanks to Edu for making the shirts and for Aaron for giving me this amazing graphic :)