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Manchester United’s #ILOVEUNITED event returns to Mumbai for a second time

Manchester United's #ILOVEUNITED event returns to Mumbai for a second time (Photo courtesy: Manchester United)

Mumbai has again been chosen to host one of Manchester United’s long-running and popular #ILOVEUNITED fan events, with live screening of the Premier League away fixture against Burnley on Saturday, January 20 at The Royal Western India Turf Club, Mahalakshmi in Mumbai.

The exclusive and free event for United fans has welcomed thousands of supporters in recent years and it returns even bigger and better this season, with an interactive, online hub linking fans around the globe and the opportunity to upload and post their own videos and pictures of them cheering on the team.

Manchester United Ambassador, Denis Irwin and club legend and former striker, Louis Saha will be returning to India, having previously represented the club in February 2016.

#ILOVEUNITED has visited India three times over the last few seasons and as with previous events, Manchester United legends will be on the ground meeting fans, sampling local culture and giving pre-match views and half time analysis of the game. Supporters can also expect live entertainment, giveaways and competitions including the chance to win a once in a lifetime VIP trip to Old Trafford.

For the first time, fans at the event in Mumbai will also have the opportunity to purchase items from the exclusive #ILOVEUNITED retail line, including limited edition #ILOVEUNITED T-shirts and merchandise; a lasting memento of what is set to be a memorable event for any United fan.

#ILOVEUNITED is free to attend and fans are asked to apply online for tickets by visiting by no later than midnight on January 14. Applications will then be entered into a ballot, with tickets issued at random. Successful applicants will be notified by email no later than January 15. *

Fans who are already Official Manchester United members are guaranteed a ticket to the event by simply submitting their membership number during the application process. **

Manchester United’s Group Managing Director, Richard Arnold has said, “Manchester United has visited our family of fans in India three times over the past two seasons, hosting #ILOVEUNITED events in Kolkata, Mumbai and Bangalore, with 11,000 fans collectively attending the three events.That’s a huge amount of support, so it was an easy decision to return again this season. The warm welcome we receive from our passionate fans is second to none and we are confident this event in Mumbai will be just as popular.”

“We have worked on a number of initiatives to help us understand our fans better and have created an interactive, shared experiences thanks to our strong standing on social media.”

* Terms and conditions apply. Access will only be granted to those who possess a valid ticket. Please see website for more details.

** Fans do not have to be official members to apply for tickets.

(Manchester United)