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Man Utd, Man City enter Champions League already with mega cash bonus

Manchester United have already earned a massive £50m from their Champions League campaign.

The Sun says United have already banked more than £50m from this season's Champions League - before kicking a ball.

Jose Mourinho's side are top of the English pre-season earnings list, despite being runners-up to Manchester City in the Prem last term.

Uefa's controversial new rankings system, based on historical European results, sees the Old Trafford outfit placed fifth in the list behind holders Real Madrid.

That ranking earns United £27.6m in addition to the £13.6m every club in the group stages receives as a qualification payment.

United also earn £8.9m as their initial share of the £29.6m English TV “market pool", split based on domestic finishing positions, adding up to £50.1m.

Prem champions City have banked £47m, with Liverpool £10m behind them and Spurs, 19th in the rankings list, collecting £33.3m so far.

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