Nineteen-times league champions Manchester United have teamed up with one of its principal partners, DHL, to bring the DHL Champ19ns Trophy Tour to Vietnam.
United legends Denis Irwin and Gordon McQueen will fly into Ho Chi Minh City on 26-28 March to accompany the Premier League trophy as DHL delivers it to the famous city on another leg of the successful tour.
With over 15 million dedicated fans in Vietnam this is a unique opportunity for them to engage with the club as it visits Ho Chi Minh City. Fans will have the opportunity to have their picture taken with the coveted trophy and the club legends during various events including fan parties and in-store activity.
As its official logistics partner, DHL plays a key role behind the scenes when it comes to delivering success for Manchester United. After the successful tours of Latin America, parts of Asia and not forgetting Manchester, the DHL Champ19ns Trophy Tour is being delivered to 27 destinations 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 record achievement of winning 19 league titles.
Richard Arnold, Commercial Director for Manchester United, commented: “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 Vietnam is no different.”
Ms. Yasmin Aladad Khan, Senior Vice President for DHL Express, Southeast Asia, said: “With Vietnam as one of the five South East Asian stops on Manchester United's DHL Champ19ns Trophy Tour, we are thrilled at the chance to bring the trophy and club legends to our customers, employees and the football-loving Vietnamese nation. With such a huge fan base, Manchester United is one of the most well known international clubs here in Vietnam. The arrival of the DHL Champ19ns Trophy Tour and United legends Denis Irwin and Gordon McQueen is sure to create a wave of excitement throughout the country.”