Man United announce Carrington training deal with AON

Man United have reached an agreement with current shirt sponsors AON to rename their training ground, reports BBC Sport.

The club’s training ground, Carrington, will be renamed the AON Training Complex in a deal worth around £15m per season over the next eight years.

The agreement means that AON will have the right to display its logo on the club’s training kit for friendly and competitive matches.

AON currently sponsor United’s home shirts, but will be replaced by Chevrolet for the start of the 2014-15 season. This deal – worth around £120m in total – ensures that the association between the company and club will extend to 2021.

They will also become United’s “presenting” partners for overseas tours, starting with this summer’s tour of the Far East.

Concerns have arisen, however, that club owners the Glazer family could now cash in and sell the naming rights to home ground Old Trafford, but these fears have been dismissed by executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.

Sources close to the club also stated that the Glazers see Old Trafford as of paramount importance to the club, labelling it the “heart and soul” of Manchester United, and insist that nothing will happen to jeopardise this feeling.

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