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Manchester United “in talks” with Disney for multi-million-dollar documentaries



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According to reports, Manchester United is in talks with Disney about a multi-million-dollar documentary deal that would feature Sir Alex Ferguson.

Manchester United have rather famously been against the creation of documentaries surrounding the Old Trafford club by streaming services, having turned down previous opportunities to create “fly on the wall” documentaries in previous seasons.

However, according to a new report, United are now in talks with Disney about creating documentaries surrounding Sir Alex Ferguson‘s era of unprecedented success at the club.

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This is according to The Athletic, which claims that the productions would revolve around the 26-year period during which United won 38 trophies, including 13 Premier Leagues, two Champions League trophies, and five FA Cup titles.

The proposal is said to include Disney’s ability to have “significant” interview time with Sir Alex Ferguson, while the club would also provide the U.S. entertainment company with access to their archive footage.

It is also detailed that key figures throughout Ferguson’s time at the club, such as legendary captain Bryan Robson and former goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel could “help convey the secrets” of what created such a successful team.

However, the report also stresses that a deal is far from being completed.

United are reportedly continuing to hold out for more favourable terms, with Disney’s current proposal in the ballpark of a low-seven-figure deal. This is less than the offer they made when the two started engaging in conversation surrounding the idea a few years ago.

The current proposal is in the low seven figures, and Disney’s offer made this year is lower than the terms the company originally offered United when they first engaged in the matter a couple of years ago.