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Man United changing January transfer plans due to budget problems caused by Champions League exit



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Manchester United look set to change their January transfer plans after their premature Champions League exit has caused budgeting problems at Old Trafford.

Tuesday evening brought the end of Manchester United‘s campaign in Europe, with a 1-0 loss against Bayern Munich at Old Trafford leaving Erik ten Hag‘s team bottom of Group A and out of all European competition.

United’s entire Champions League campaign was a disaster, with the side recording one win, one draw, and four losses across their six games, and now there is a budgeting problem.

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According to The Telegraph, when doing their budgeting, United expected to reach at least the Champions League quarter-finals, and as they have now been knocked out before their expected time, they will lose out on around £28 million in revenue.

This total comes from their projected income of around £19.5 million for reaching the quarter-finals, plus another £8.2 million in what would be earned from those two extra Old Trafford match days.

With United now needing to find another £28 million elsewhere in order to make up for their early exit, the report points towards the January transfer window as a potential route for more income.

Previously, it has been said that United are willing to let go of five first-team players in January in order to make up the budget for the summer window, but that Ten Hag will not sanction any sale that he feels will weaken his side.

This, however, may now have to change, with United needing to find extra cash. They may become much more willing to sell in the next six weeks, with players such as Donny van de Beek and Jadon Sancho primed for exits.