Manchester United CANCEL their £40m sponsorship deal with Russian airline Aeroflot after the country declared war on Ukraine
- Manchester United were scheduled to fly with Aeroflot to Madrid on Tuesday
- The club swapped to Titan Airways at the last minute amid the Russian invasion
- They have now cut ties with the Russian company, the club confirmed
- United and Aeroflot were longstanding commercial partners but no longer
Manchester United have cancelled their massive £40million sponsorship deal with Russian airline Aeroflot.
The move is in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and comes after United flew to Madrid on Tuesday with Titan Airways.
A United Spokesperson said: ‘In light of events in Ukraine, we have withdrawn Aeroflot’s sponsorship rights.
‘We share the concerns of our fans around the world and extend our sympathies to those affected.’
The team had a longstanging commercial agreement having first linked up with the Russian company in 2013 but have now severed ties.
Manchester United previously swapped their flight with Russian state airline Aeroflot and have now cancelled their sponsorship deal
The United stars were scheduled to depart on the Aeroflot service at 4pm but instead flew with Titan (pictured after its departure)