United, who have already put the Community Shield and the EFL Cup in their trophy room, are on course to reach the semi-finals of the Europa League, following the 1-1 draw with Anderlecht on Thursday night.
Winning the competition will take United back into the Champions League – and ensure that their £75million-a-year adidas deal remains unchanged. Sunday Mirror Sport can reveal the 10-year package with the sportswear giants includes bonuses for winning the Premier League, Champions League or FA Cup, but nothing for the other competitions.
United will pocket a £4m sweetener every time they land one of the big three trophies.
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The deal, signed in 2014, also includes a clause for a 30 per cent cut in annual payments should United fail to qualify for the Champions League.
That loss, however, would be spread over the life of the contract.
United would be required to make an initial repayment of £5m over two years, with adidas clawing back another £2.5m each season.