Nineteen-times league champions Manchester United have teamed up with one of their principal partners, DHL, to bring the DHL Champ19ns Trophy Tour to Malaysia.
United legends Gary Pallister and Ronny Johnsen will be in Kuala Lumpur from 19–24 April to accompany the Premier League trophy as DHL delivers it the famous city in the latest leg of the tour.
United have over 4.5 million dedicated fans in Malaysia and this is an opportunity for them to engage with the club. Fans will have the chance to have their picture taken with the coveted trophy and the two club legends during various events, including fan parties and in-store activity.
When the first team last visited the city in 2009, more than 200,000 fans came out to see the team during pre-season training, signings and fan events, something the club hopes to replicate during the DHL Champ19ns Trophy Tour.
As its official logistics partner, DHL plays a key role behind the scenes when it comes to delivering success for United. After successful tours of Latin America, parts of Asia and not forgetting Manchester, the DHL Champ19ns Trophy Tour will be delivered to 27 destinations this year, including India, Turkey, Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Africa and Norway. The trophy will travel almost 48,000 miles, giving fans across the globe the opportunity to celebrate the club’s prestigious 19 league titles.
United's commercial director Richard Arnold said: "The 19th league title was a special moment for everyone in the Manchester United family and the DHL Champ19ns Trophy Tour is our way of being able to share that historic achievement with our 333 million fans around the globe. The passion and fervour of United fans is famous around the world, and Malaysia is no different."
Yasmin Aladad Khan, senior vice-president for DHL Express, Southeast Asia, added: "With Malaysia as one of the five Southeast Asian stops on Manchester United's DHL Champ19ns Trophy Tour, we are thrilled at the chance to bring the trophy and Manchester United legends to our local customers, employees and the football-loving.