14/05/2011 19:30, Report by Communications Dept.

Victory parade confirmed

A victory parade will be held on Monday 30 May to celebrate Manchester United’s record-breaking 19th league title and, potentially, the club's fourth Champions League trophy win.

The first details of plans have been announced after United clinched the title with a draw at Blackburn today, Saturday 14 May. The event will take place on mid-morning/lunchtime on the Bank Holiday Monday. Details, including the open top bus parade route, are being finalised and will be announced in due course.

United chief executive David Gill said: “Breaking the record of league title wins is a big day in the club’s illustrious history. We have received many letters and emails from fans encouraging us to hold a public celebration of that achievement and we believe this is a fitting way to mark it.”

The event organisation is being led by Manchester City Council with strong support from Manchester United FC, Trafford Council and Greater Manchester Police. Sir Richard Leese, leader of Manchester City Council, said: “Manchester United winning their 19th top-flight title is a remarkable and historic achievement and we're sure fans will come out in their droves to celebrate and acclaim their heroes. I believe 30 May will be a memorable day for the whole city."

More: Blackburn match report | Video: Road to the title | Champions 19 section


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