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Manchester United’s huge financial boost outlined after FA Cup victory



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Manchester United received a huge financial boost after they qualified for the Europa League through their FA Cup final victory.

United finished eighth in the Premier League last season, which meant that they were set to be out of European competition for the first time since 2014.

This would’ve had a large impact on the financial situation at the club, who have treaded the FFP line closely in recent years.

“We really, really want to get into the Champions League next year – it’s quite important for FFP [Financial Fair Play],” Ratcliffe told the BBC earlier this year.

While qualification for Europe’s most elite competition slipped away from United, it was still crucial to be in the Europa League or Conference League.

Thankfully, their FA Cup final victory over Manchester City provided The Reds entry to next season’s Europa League campaign, although there are murmurs about problems with Nice also being in the competition.

Yet, INEOS are “confident” that this will prove no issue and United will be able to compete in the competition they won in 2017 with Jose Mourinho.

According to ManchesterWorld, United will also be receiving a £2 million injection from winning the FA Cup, as well as a guaranteed £3.66 million from taking part in the revamped Europa League league phase.

It was added that clubs will also receive around £380,000 per win and £125,000 per draw. There will be eight matches, so United could expect roughly £1.7 million in extra prize money – a figure that would grow larger if United were successful in the tournament.

Finally, the report concluded that figures from football finance expert Kieran Maguire earlier in the year suggested United make roughly £3.3m in pure profit per home match day after the deducted costs of hosting the match, which is another £13.2 million boost.

Overall, the Reds will be gaining around £20 million, with European qualification aiding that number. Yet, sales will still be crucial if INEOS want to properly strengthen the squad this summer.