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Report: United Eyes Friendlies in Lieu of UCL
Daily Telegraph, April 4th, 2014 3:51PM

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With Manchester United all but certain to miss out on UEFA Champions League qualification next summer, the publicly traded club is being forced to look into alternative revenue sources to cover the financial shortfall of not being part of Europe’s top soccer competition. According to the Guardian, the Red Devils are contemplating playing a series of friendlies outside of Europe, which could each command seven-figure sums. However, per FIFA’s rules, the club would not be allowed to play these games without approval from the English FA. Read the original story...


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