Manchester United Football Club and Apollo Tyres, a leader in tyre manufacturing and distribution, has announced a three-year regional partnership in which Apollo Tyres becomes the Club’s Official Tyre Partner in the UK and India.
Manchester United announces sponsorship with Apollo Tyres
• Apollo to be Official Tyre Partner in UK and India
• Apollo Tyres will create football based play zones, using recycled rubber, in local communities in the UK and India to encourage healthy lifestyles among youngsters
Reds jet out to Bangkok
David Moyes has named 19 players in his Manchester United squad which jets off to Bangkok, Thailand, on Wednesday as part of the Tour 2013 presented by Aon.
The United boss has selected a blend of experience and youth for the visits to Thailand, Australia, Japan and Hong Kong, while three other first-team stars - Robin van Persie, David De Gea and Shinji Kagawa - will join up with the rest of the squad later this month.
The full tour squad is as follows:
Goalkeepers: Anders Lindegaard, Ben Amos
Defenders: Rafael, Phil Jones, Rio Ferdinand, Jonny Evans, Patrice Evra, Alex Büttner, Fabio, Michael Keane
Midfielders: Michael Carrick, Anderson, Tom Cleverley, Ryan Giggs, Wilfried Zaha, Jesse Lingard, Adnan Januzaj
Strikers: Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck
Robin van Persie and David De Gea will join the squad in Sydney, while Moyes confirmed last week that Shinji Kagawa will fly out for the Japan leg of the trip. Javier Hernandez will miss the trip as he completes his holiday after only recently completing international duties for Mexico.
During the first leg of the tour, the Reds play matches in Bangkok, Sydney, Yokohama, Osaka and Hong Kong, and a final tour match against AIK in Stockholm is scheduled for 6 August.
For all the latest exclusive news, blogs and features, visit ManUtd.com/Tour2013. Click the main image above for a gallery of the players checking in for the flight from Manchester International Airport.