Manchester United, the world’s most popular football team, and DHL, the world’s leading express and logistics provider, brought the Barclays Premier League trophy to Dubai as part of a worldwide tour. The famous silverware was accompanied by football legend and former Manchester United player Dwight Yorke.
To celebrate the Club’s historic 20th league title, Manchester United has teamed up with its Official Logistics Partner, DHL, to launch the United Trophy Tour, delivered to the world by DHL. Logistics expert DHL is transporting the Premier League trophy to 31 destinations in 25 countries across the globe in 2014. Manchester United artifacts are also being directly transported from the Old Trafford Museum to global locations to give fans the chance to experience special moments in the Club’s history.
Frank-Uwe Ungerer, Country Manager for DHL Express UAE, said, “We are delighted to have this opportunity to showcase how DHL delivers one of the world’s most successful sporting clubs to the world. DHL shares the commitment to excellence that Manchester United displays year after year on the football pitch, and we look forward to participating in this celebration of the Club’s sporting success with fans, customers and employees in the United Arab Emirates.”
Group Managing Director for Manchester United, Richard Arnold commented, “The 20th league title was a huge milestone in the history of the Club and the United Trophy Tour, delivered to the world by DHL, presents a fantastic opportunity to celebrate this achievement on a global scale. Manchester United has 659 million followers across the world and this tour provides a unique opportunity for many of these fans to directly engage with the Club in an exciting new format.”
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