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Has there been an argument between Manchester United and Nike?

When the groundsmen at Old Trafford began their shift after full-time Tuesday night, a numerous amount of them entered the old scoreboard end and took up some of the white seats replacing them with red ones. Those white seats made up Nike’s famous swoosh logo as they are one of United’s many sponsors.

After receiving these images this morning from a friend, I spent a few minutes thinking about it. The white seats that were positioned there in the first place might have gotten dirty and the club may have ordered more and for the time being, they are using red seats as a replacement.

However in December 2010, the Glazer family believed they could banish concerns over Manchester United’s £526 million debt by securing a world-record kit deal worth around £450 million before their agreement with Nike expires in four years, 2015.

These pictures were taken by Mick, moderator of WatchMUFC.com. Noucamp99 (Mick) took the following images from his television at home.

Jamie Redknapp pictured in the studio.
Graeme Souness pictured in the studio.
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4 responses to “Has there been an argument between Manchester United and Nike?”

  1. liam says:

    its because its the champions league, happens every match, there cant any sponsors in the ground except them that endorse the champions league

  2. dilardo says:

    The logo is always blocked for Champions League games. It’s to do with only having official sponsors visible.

  3. Stretty says:

    Thanks for leaving the comments guys. Yeah I was thinking that it could have been something got to do with the Champions League and seeing Adidas is one of their major sponsors that makes a lot of sense.

  4. Mick says:

    Cheers for the credit for the poor quality photos! As Dale said,I toook them off the TV! I suggested on watchMUFC.com that maybe it could have been to do with the sponsorship deals, like where the Audi logos on the comfy seats in the dugout are covered.

    Hey ho, sparked a conversation!!