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Last week, European cell phone maker Vodaphone announced it was ending its four-year sponsorship of Manchester United two years early.

As of the end of the current season, the Vodaphone logo will disappear from the Man-U jersey. Speculation has it that either Google or Yahoo’s logos will replace it.

According to British newspaper The Guardian, the new US-based owners of Man-U, the Glazer family are in talks with several tech firms including the two search giants. IBM was also mentioned as a potential sponsor. The club is also said to be speaking with Coca-Cola and Levi Strauss.

The Vodaphone sponsorship was worth $15.5 million over four years. The Glazers are said to be interested in attracting US sponsorship in the hopes of marketing English premier football (soccer) to an American Audience.

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Google vs. Yahoo for Manchester United
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Jim Hedger works with Metamend Search Engine Marketing as a SEO Consultant, lead copywriter and head blog writer. Jim has been involved in the SEO field since the days of the dinosaurs and felt he had lost a personal friend when Disney went "ol' Yeller" on Infoseek. Over the course of his career, Jim has gotten drunk with Jeeves the Butler, tossed sticks to that sock-puppet dog from Pets.com and come out of a staring contest with Googlebot confidently declaring a tie. When not traveling between conferences, Jim lives with a perpetually annoyed cat named Hypertext in the Pacific techno-outport of Victoria British Columbia. WebProNews Writer
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