Portuguese legend Cristiano Ronaldo’s triumphant return to Manchester United broke all shirt sale records of the club.
Ever since the club announced that the 36-year-old will be wearing his legendary number 7 jersey at the club, Adidas has been struggling to meet the demands of the fans just after 12 hours of the announcement.
It has been reported that a sum of £32.5 million has been spent on the jerseys in just 12 hours and has broken many sales records.
It is also reported that the club has sold between 295,500 shirts and 406,250 shirts in 12 hours and has become the Premier League’s top-selling jersey after they surpassed the jersey sales of Manchester City’s Jack Grealish.
With people speculating that shirt sales alone could pay off the transfer fee of Ronaldo’s move to the club, Manchester United will only earn as much as £5 per shirt despite the shirts costing from £80 to £110.
This comes with the deal that Manchester United signed with Adidas in 2014 which saw them land as much as 10 per cent of the revenue from the sale of shirts.
Manchester United would reportedly be earning £2 million from Ronaldo’s shirt sales, the return of the 36-year-old to the Premier League will be beneficial for the club and the league itself. Ronaldo is one of the best players in the world and will bring a lot of exposure to the English top-flight.
The Red Devils have currently acquired the third spot in the league with seven points in three games. They play Newcastle United next on 11th September, which is speculated to be Ronaldo’s debut.