Man Utd gets Chevrolet as new shirt sponsor
- 30 July 2012
- From the section Business
Manchester United has signed a new deal to have its shirts sponsored by US car brand Chevrolet.
Chevrolet, which is made by General Motors, takes over from current sponsor Aon.
Manchester United was recently called the most valuable club in sport, worth $2.23bn (£1.43bn), according to Forbes magazine.
Chevrolet is only the fifth shirt sponsor in the club's history.
"This is a fantastic, long-term deal for the club," said Manchester United's commercial director Richard Arnold.
"They are a key partner on our current tour and I know they have enjoyed experiencing the buzz generated by our fanatical support and the sell-out crowds in South Africa, China, and Europe."
In May, Chevrolet signed a deal to become the football club's car sponsor.
It also recently signed a similar car deal with Premier League rivals Liverpool.
Earlier this month, Manchester United applied to list on the US stock market in a share sale aimed at raising a minimum $100m (£64m).
The club has been controlled since 2005 by the Glazer family, the billionaire US sports investors who also own the Tampa Bay Buccaneers American football franchise.