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7th February 2013
Manchester United Ltd
Manchester United to Play Second Pre-Season Game in Osaka, Japan
. Manchester United 2013 Tour, presented by Aon
(NYSE:MANU) English Premiership leaders, Manchester United have today
announced it will play a second pre-season game against Japanese side Cerezo
Osaka, as part of its 2013 Tour, presented by Aon.
The game, sponsored by the Club's Global Partner, Yanmar, will take place on
the 26th July at the Osaka Nagai Stadium and with over 4 million United
followers in Japan, the team can expect passionate support and an
Yanmar, Japan's leading engineering company has a longstanding relationship
with Japanese football and is delighted to be hosting the Yanmar Premium Cup
match in Osaka.
Manchester United Chief Executive David Gill said:
'Manchester United first visited Japan over 20 years ago and our fans have
always shown great support for the Club. We are all looking forward to
returning and playing a great game against Cerezo Osaka which will allow us
to prepare for the 2013/14 season.
'The 2013 Tour, presented by Aon will also allow the Club to engage with our
loyal Japanese fans as well as work with our family of commercial partners.'
Cerezo Osaka president Masao Okano said:
'We at Cerezo are proud to join the Yanmar Premium Cup. Our club Cerezo and
the city of Osaka is happy to show this match with Manchester United to the
fans in Osaka. We will promise to play our best for victory and to show the
premium match to all the fans over the world.'
Aon is delighted to be the Presenting Partner of Manchester United's 2013
Tour, offering its expertise in risk management, insurance, reinsurance
brokerage and human resources solutions.
Greg Case, President and Chief Executive Officer of Aon said:
'Being chosen by Manchester United as the 'Presenting Partner' for its 2013
tour is further demonstration of the strength of our relationship. This is a
tremendous opportunity to demonstrate how our global partnership provides
value for our clients, colleagues and communities, and it will show our
clients and prospects, particularly in Asia, how the issues we help them
with, such as risk management or health care, are equally relevant and
important in the world of business and the world of sport.'
Tickets for this exciting match between Cerezo Osaka and Manchester United
will be on pre-sale from 8th Feb and on general sale from 7th April. To
purchase visit TICKET PIA or for morning information visit www.manutd.jp
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