#ILOVEUNITED USA goes global for Chelsea game

Sunday 14 February 2021 11:00

Manchester United’s live virtual fan event, #ILOVEUNITED, is going global with a focus on the USA, in the build-up to its much-anticipated match against Chelsea on 28 February 2021.

To be streamed worldwide across Manchester United’s website, app, MUTV channel, Facebook and YouTube, the latest edition will include bespoke local content aimed at the club’s US fanbase with exclusive behind-the-scenes access and insight into the first team.

The 90-minute pre-match programme will be hosted by MUTV presenter Mark Sullivan, who will be joined at Old Trafford by co-host and NFL legend Osi Umenyiora, and live from Los Angeles by Lord of The Rings actor Dominic Monaghan. Both lifelong fans of the club, they will be sharing their best United memories and pre-match analysis alongside club legends Denis Irwin and Dion Dublin.
Lord of the Rings star Dominic Monaghan will be part of the matchday show.
Fans who tune into the virtual show will be entertained with a host of special guests from across the US, including Game of Thrones actors Kit Harington and Conleth Hill.

From US supporters clubs to fanatical celebrities, viewers will be joined live by some of our most dedicated US followers ahead of the Chelsea game.

The programme will also include an exclusive in-depth interview with US World Cup winner and Manchester United Women’s forward, Tobin Heath, on how she is settling into life in Manchester, and live pre-match insights from men’s first-team manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Manchester United’s Director of Partnerships, Sean Jefferson, comments: “Manchester United has been taking its physical #ILOVEUNITED event all over the world for the past eight years, bringing thousands of fans together in their support for the club, many of whom might never have the chance to visit Old Trafford but still support us week-in, week-out.

“At a time when fans in many parts of the world are restricted from viewing matches together because of the pandemic, we have found new ways of uniting our supporters. The virtual #ILOVEUNITED event gives fans the platform to enjoy entertaining bespoke content in the safety of their homes, whilst still feeling a part of our global network of fans.”

To learn more about #ILOVEUNITED and to register for the chance to win a virtual meet and greet with a club ambassador or legend ahead of the show visit www.manutd.com/iloveunited.