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Man Utd finalising new shirt deal which will BETTER world record Chevrolet agreement

Manchester United are in talks to replace shirt sponsor Chevrolet with another American company.

The Sun says United are closing in on a new £70million-per-year shirt sponsorship deal.

A mystery American software company is understood to be the front-runner to replace Chevrolet, whose £64m-a-year agreement expires in December.

Sources say talks with the potential new partner are ongoing but the news fits in with the bullish attitude executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward took last week.

And it means Man Utd could end up wearing — and selling — shirts with two different names on the front next season.

Woodward told investors United were confident of bouncing back strongly from the pandemic — despite the club's debt rising by £64m to £455m in the last three months of 2020.

The Chevrolet deal is the biggest in football and was due to expire at the end of this season.

But United took up the option of extending it by another six months because the pandemic damaged their efforts to find a new backer.

Now the picture is looking brighter as Old Trafford chiefs seek to keep the club top of the Premier League table for commercial income - and to use some of that money to improve Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's squad.

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