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Manchester United Players Get the Keys to their New Chevrolets

by Mitch Talley on February 17, 2013

Manchester United Players Get the Keys to their New Chevrolets

This video that popped up on Youtube this week courtesy of Chevrolet FC (Football Club) makes you wish your mom had made you go to more soccer practices as you were growing up.

Then maybe you’d be behind the wheel of a 2013 Corvette!

Last year, Chevrolet became the Official Automotive Partner of the world-renowned Manchester United soccer team as part of a sponsorship agreement. Effective in the 2014-15 season, the Chevrolet logo will be featured on the team’s shirts.

In the meantime, the car manufacturer was nice enough to provide new Chevrolets for all the players and staff. They took delivery of the cars recently, and you can see wall-to-wall smiles as they climb into the vehicles for the first time.

Manchester United Players Get the Keys to their New Chevrolets

Naturally, we preferred the players who chose Corvettes, but some of them were more practical and picked Captivas, Volts, and Camaros.

Michael Carrick said he was thrilled to climb behind the wheel of a sports car with his Corvette Grand Sport.

“I used to have a Dodge Viper,” he says, “but haven’t had a sports car for a while so this is a great opportunity for me. When I got the chance to have this Corvette I snapped their hand off!”

Interestingly, Javier Hernandez said he picked the ‘Vette because of its size. “I looked at the Camaro and the Corvette, but this is not too big, like me, we are quite similar! It’s a very good car, and I am very happy Chevrolet offered this to me.”

Manchester United Players Get the Keys to their New Chevrolets

Adding to the experience for those who chose the Corvette and Camaro was special driving and safety tips from Corvette Racing driver Oliver Gavin.

Manchester United is the world’s most popular football club, with an estimated 659 million followers and was recently named by Forbes magazine as the most valuable sports club in the world. Founded in 1878, the Club has won a record 19th English league championships to add to its record 11 English FA Cups, 3 European Cups, 1 European Cup Winners’ Cup, 1 FIFA Club World Cup, 1 Intercontinental Cup and 4 English League Cups. Its manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, is the most successful manager in British history.


Source:
General Motors
Chevrolet FC on YouTube

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