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posted by Kadeem Simmonds in Sport


Cambridge chair Dave Doggett will use the £1.5 million cash windfall from the Manchester United FA Cup replay on a new set of toilets.

The League One side held United to a 0-0 draw last Friday and will travel to Manchester next Wednesday in an attempt to knock out the 11-time champions.

But instead of using the money to beef up the squad, Doggett will improve the facilities at the Abbey Stadium.

“There’s a lot of speculation about how much money the club will be getting but it certainly looks like it’s going to be in excess of £1.5m,” Doggett said.

“Hopefully we can get the stadium done and start putting in some proper toilets. Some toilets and tea bars and more hospitality... that’s what we will do.”

The money the club will receive from the replay — £72,000 for their TV appearance next week plus 42.5 per cent of the Old Trafford gate receipts — will eclipse their annual wage bill which is around £1.1m.

“It (the stadium) needs modernising and the facilities need to be fit-for-purpose and I think it’s fair to say Friday’s performance has been a game changer for the club,” Doggett added.




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