Manchester United commercial chief Richard Arnold insists they do not sign players to sell shirts.
âWe donât sign players to sell shirts.â Arnold said. âWe are reliant on 25 players and they are all massive stars. We have 25 George Clooneys.
âWhen you look at the success weâve seen in that part of the world [Asia], it isnât down to any one player or person. Of course, Ji is a fantastic player, was captain of the South Korea team and continues to be a key part of our squad.
âThese are huge stars and the big stars are the big stars in every country. Our games are shown 1.1 billion homes across the globe and you think âwhich film does that 60 times a year?â
âBe it George Clooney or Brad Pitt, what is there where that is shown? There just isnât anything like it.â