Manchester United Agrees on Sponsorship Deal With Aeroflot

July 8 (Bloomberg) -- English Premier League soccer champion Manchester United announced a five-year partnership with Aeroflot.

The Moscow-based international airline will become the club’s official carrier, the team said in a release.

“This partnership marks the club’s first commercial venture in Russia -- an expanding market it is keen to explore further and where it has close to 18 million followers,” United said in the release.

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