New sponsorship deal will see the club’s Carrington training ground renamed

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Aon has signed a new eight-year sponsorship deal with Manchester United worth more than £15m a season.

The broker already holds the sponsorship rights for the team’s shirts, however, the new deal will see the name of the club’s Carrington training ground changed to the ‘Aon Training Complex’.

The contract also includes sponsorship of United’s training kit, their annual summer tours and, for the first time, friendly matches.

Aon global chief marketing and communications officer Phil Clement said: “This announcement is the next step in the evolution of our partnership with Manchester United. Together, Aon and Manchester United have been working on two critical issues for a growing global business - managing risk and highly performing teams.

“The first phase of our relationship brought Aon an explosion in brand awareness. This phase of our partnership is a more holistic approach where we can use our expertise and create a global dialogue and knowledge share around the fields of talent, healthcare, risk, retirement, and data and analytics to help deliver great performance and great results.

“As a business our ambition is to empower economic and human possibility and our partnership with Manchester United is the ideal way to do this.”

He added: “It is a privilege for Aon to be associated with the world-famous Manchester United training facility. As a symbol of innovation and excellence in the world of sport, it is revered around the world. We have the utmost admiration and respect for the 800 team members at Manchester United and the work they do and look forward to working with them to help build sustainable performance around the world, like we do for all our clients.”

Carrington will be known as the Aon Training Complex from 1 July this year.