Manchester United renew with Aeroflot

English soccer giants agree five-year extension with official carrier.

Manchester United renew with Aeroflot

Premier League soccer side Manchester United have agreed a five-year extension with Russia’s flag carrying airline Aeroflot.

Aeroflot will continue to be the official carrier of the 20-time champions of England. It will provide the club with strategic advice on travel for the first team and their officials. The two parties initially signed a five-year deal in 2013.

Although the Red Devils have yet to confirm the renewal, Vitaliy Savelyev, chief executive of Aeroflot, told Russian news agency TASS of the updated agreement.

"We have recently re-signed the contract with Manchester United," said Savelyev. "It is intended for five years. The agreement will come into force after the previous contract expires.”

The financial terms have not been released but TASS reports that Manchester United will receive about US$40 million from Aeroflot.

Manchester United currently occupy fifth position in England’s top flight.