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Manchester United

November 25, 2014 04:27 ET

Manchester United Launches UNITED: LIVE

Events to Be Held in Bangkok, Jakarta, Johannesburg and Beijing

Includes Football Festival and Red Vs Red Legends Match

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - Nov 25, 2014) - Manchester United has today announced details of its new fan event -- UNITED: LIVE. Aimed at sharing the excitement, history and tradition of the world famous club, United: LIVE will bring fans together to celebrate everything Manchester United.

The new platform will engage with the Club's 264 million followers in Thailand, Indonesia, South Africa and China, through four unique events in Bangkok, Jakarta, Johannesburg and Beijing, encompassing two exciting new programmes: Football Festival and Red v Red.

The Football Festival will take place in Bangkok, Jakarta and Beijing and is a multi-zone football and entertainment experience. The full day event will give fans the opportunity to enjoy exclusive, live screenings of 'The Greatest Story Ever Told' (an interactive experience which examines the history of the Club), live music acts, Manchester United Soccer Schools events, the chance to quiz club legends in live Q&A sessions and club partner fan zones.

The Red Vs Red will see two of our club legends go head to head against each other, captaining opposing teams in a battle of skill and agility. Fans will have the unforgettable experience of sharing the pitch with some of the most illustrious names in the Club's history. Red Vs Red matches will be held in Bangkok, Johannesburg and Beijing.

The first in this exciting UNITED:LIVE series takes place in Bangkok on the 13th and 14th December 2014 and will feature the inaugural Football Festival and Red v Red match, featuring Manchester United legends, Andy Cole and Ronny Johnsen.

Tickets are free of charge and can be applied for via the Manchester United website. The ballot for fans to apply for a ticket is now open and can be accessed via the following link:

www.manutd.com/unitedlive 

The United: LIVE ticket ballot will be open until Sunday 30th November. Successful applicants will be notified by email approximately two weeks prior to the event.

Manchester United Group Managing Director, Richard Arnold comments:

"United: LIVE is the latest example of the Club's determination to engage with its fans, wherever they live. These innovative and interactive events will allow our fans in Thailand, Indonesia, South Africa and China to share and deepen their passion for the Club. With the help of our family of commercial partners we aim to captivate, entertain and interact with the people who make this Club unique -- its fans."

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