Aon To Replace AIG

I haven't really written that much about Manchester United's new shirt sponsorship with Aon. I thought it was about time that I did. Man United's current shirt sponsors AIG have been in financial meltdown and have had to be bailed out by the US government, so they haven't been able to renew their deal.

Rumours are that Manchester United will be paid £80 million over four years, these have not been officially confirmed so the figure could be wrong.

The current deal will run out at the end of the 2009/10 season and that is when Aon will be printed on the front of the Man United shirts.

This is great news for Man United, there is only one problem that I have with Man United's sponsors and I have expressed it before. Man United are releasing a brand new home shirt for next season, AIG will be printed on the front of it.

At the end of next season, Man United will have the same shirt, the only difference will be the sponsors. Most Man United supporters want the latest shirt, that means that the fans will have to pay another £50 for the same shirt with just a different sponsor.
Back to Aon, who are Aon?
Aon is a world leading provider of risk management services, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, human capital and management consulting, and specialty insurance underwriting. Does that make sense?
Aon are based in Chicago, United States and they are the leading company in their field.
For more information on Aon, click here.

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