Sir Alex Furguson invites Manchester United fans in New York to be as loud as Old Trafford crowd. Photo Credit: Gordon Flood/Creative Commons License
Soccer News: ‘I Am United’ to Bring Excitement of Old Trafford to New York
Sir Alex Ferguson Challenges New York Fans to Be As Loud As the Old Trafford Crowd
English Premier League football club, Manchester United has launched its unique, ‘I Am United’ campaign in New York, aimed at bringing the Club closer to its global fan base. Celebrated team manager Sir Alex Ferguson has challenged the city’s fans to match the noise levels at the Club’s Old Trafford stadium.
Fans can support the campaign online, by mobile or in person at one of the many free ‘I Am United’ parties being held around the world this season, hosted by one of the Club’s legend players. Each party will offer a range of exciting activities, including competitions and giveaways.
The first ‘I Am United’ party will be held on Saturday, October 20, at New York’s Terminal 5 Stadium for live screening of the EPL clash between United and local rivals Stoke City at the legendary Old Trafford. For the event, the stadium will be designed to include some of Old Trafford’s signature features, and fans will have the chance to meet Manchester United legends, such as Bryan Robson and Dion Dublin.
The “I Am United Fan Party” is powered by FOX Soccer, America’s leading destination for the sport, which will air the match at 10:00 a.m. ET. Only fans who sign up to the ‘I Am United’ campaign at www.manutd.com will have the chance to attend and get the feel of being in Manchester for the match. A range of activities, suitable for fans of all ages, will be offered in the lead up to a live screening of the Manchester United vs. Stoke City match.:
“We are lucky to have so many loyal fans around the world,” said Sir Alex Ferguson. “What brings us all together is the thought that ‘We Are United.’ This campaign is a great way of acknowledging that dedication and commitment. “
“Our fans on game days are among the noisiest most passionate anywhere in sport,” Sir Alex continued. “The challenge I have for those gathering in New York is to make as much noise as the 76,000 people who’ll be inside Old Trafford that day!”
“Our members are really excited about attending the ‘I Am United’ fan party later this month,: said Peter Holland, founder of One United USA, the club’s official US supporters club. “The atmosphere should be fantastic and I'm sure we can meet Sir Alex’s challenge!”
For more information about “I Am United,” visit the Manchester United website.
About Manchester United: 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 19 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. Off the field, the Club enjoys similar success with record turnover for a British club and the highest operating profit levels in world football.
About Sir Alex Ferguson CBE: Sir Alex Ferguson is the most successful football manager of all time. Born in Glasgow in December 1941, he started his career as an apprentice toolmaker. He played football for Queens Park, St Johnstone, Dunfermline Athletic, Rangers, Falkirk and Ayr United, finishing in 1974. He immediately moved into management and managed East Stirlingshire and St Mirren before becoming Aberdeen manager in 1978. There, he broke the stranglehold on trophies held by Celtic and Rangers, leading Aberdeen to three titles, four Scottish Cups, a Scottish League Cup, European Cup Winners’ Cup and UEFA Super Cup. He joined Manchester United in 1986. In 1993 he led United to their first league championship in 26 years and in all has won 12 league titles, five FA Cups, four League Cups, two Champions Leagues, one European Cup Winners’ Cup, one UEFA Super Cup, one Intercontinental Cup, one FIFA Club World Cup and ten FA Community Shields. He was knighted by HM The Queen in 1999 for services to football after the historic (and never since repeated) achievement of winning the Treble of Champions League, Premier League and FA Cup in the same season. He was awarded the OBE in 1984, the CBE in 1995 and was knighted by HM The Queen in 1999 for services to association football.