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How many millions it will cost Manchester United if they crash out of the Champions League

How many millions it will cost Manchester United if they crash out of the Champions League

United will lose out on a big sum.

Manchester United will lose out on a significant sum of money if they are knocked out of the Champions League at the group stage.

United must beat Bayern Munich at Old Trafford on Tuesday evening, and hope for a draw in the match between Copenhagen and Galatasaray, to qualify through Group A.

Given Bayern have already qualified from their group, winning four of their five matches, Erik ten Hag's side have a tough task on their hands.

But while an exit from the competition would be devastating for United on the pitch, it would also have a major impact off it as well.

Clubs receive prize money from UEFA depending on their progression in the competition, while each side receives a fee for each game they win, draw or lose in the competition.

This season, United would earn £8.4 million in prize money if they do finish in second in their Champions League group.

Progressing through the last 16 would earn them an extra £9.1 million, while reaching the semi-final would earn them £10.7 million.

As a result, United could stand to lose almost £30 million in base prize money should they be knocked out of the Champions League.

There is also broadcast revenue to take into consideration.

Teams in the Champions League will receive money from a pool of around €2 billion (£1.7 billion) in broadcast revenue this season.

As per AS, 15 per cent of this pool (€300m) will be allocated to a market pool, which will be allocated to clubs in variable amounts.

It is unclear as yet to the exact amounts that each club will receive, but if United fail to qualify for the knockout stages they will naturally miss out on revenue.

All in all, it would be a huge blow on a financial level if United were not to qualify for the Champions League knockout stages on Tuesday evening.

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Topics: Manchester United, Premier League, Champions League