Manchester United could lose up to £111 million this season, if games continue to be played behind closed doors.
The Premier League had hoped for a safe and gradual return of fans to stadiums this October, but the UK government has stopped those plans, with Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, having announced the ongoing restrictions on movement will be extended.
Football fiance guru, Swiss Ramble, recently did a breakdown of what United stand to lose should the lockdown restrictions continue until March.
According to Swiss Ramble, United will lose £47 million if games continue to be played behind closed doors until the end of the year, but the amount could rise to £72 million if it extends to March next year.
But that’s not all, the report adds that United will lose £94 million if things don’t improve by the end of the season, and up to £111 million— the highest for any top six side in England, depending on if United progress in cup competitions.
Obviously, the signs don’t look good because this could be telling on clubs in many ways than one, but it isn’t in anyone’s hands except the government, so we hope they have a change of heart soon, and hopefully, the virus continues to go down.