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The true cost of Manchester United being knocked out of the Champions League: Up to £45m in prize money, no blockbuster matches and fading status as a top club

The True Cost of Manchester United's Champions League Exit

The Impact on Prize Money

The recent knockout of Manchester United from the Champions League has sent shockwaves through the football world. Beyond the disappointment of fans, the club is facing a substantial financial blow. The loss of potential prize money, estimated at up to £45 million, is a significant hit to the club’s financial prospects. This loss could have far-reaching implications for the team’s ability to invest in new talent and compete at the highest levels.

Impact on High-Stakes Matches

Manchester United’s absence from the later stages of the Champions League also means that the club will miss out on the opportunity to participate in high-stakes, blockbuster matches.