CELTIC earned more TV money than Manchester United in this season’s Champions League, according to newly-released figures.

The Parkhead side banked an astonishing £27.6million from their participation in Europe’s elite tournament.

Brendan Rodgers’ men finished third in the group behind Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munioh and ahead of Belgian outfit Anderlecht. They were parachuted into the Europa League where they lost 3-1 on aggregate to Zenit St Petersburg.

The Hoops benefited thanks to the massive TV deal for British clubs with BT Sports claiming the Champions League rights.

Celtic earned around £13.4million from television rights because they were given 10 per cent of the total £134million deal to British clubs. Scottish teams get 10 per cent of the total pool if they qualify for the group stage.

Manchester United will only receive around £10.4 million because they qualified via the Europa League, not domestically and received nothing until they reached the latter stages.

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