Chevrolet India takes 2 kids, mascots paired with Smalling and Fletcher

For Manchester United’s first club game in the 2014/15 season, Chevrolet worked to get each first team player to walk onto the pitch wearing a shirt that bore their mascot’s on the back.

Chevrolet-India-Manchester-UnitedIn a very once in a lifetime sort of opportunity, just before the match began, players presented the shirts as gifts to their designated kid. These 11 children travelled afar to experience in person how ‘power of play’ can create hope, optimism and possibilities. Chevrolet’s partnership with Manchester United is keen on optimising passion for football to make a positive impact globally, and inspire football fans.

Saturday’s opening game reactions to the magical moment from mascots, players and fans was a great kick off to Chevrolet’s first season as Manchester United’s shirt sponsor. In bringing people closer to the sport, the bar was certainly raised. Mascots are selected from 7 countries: Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, South Africa, South Korea and US.

Manchetser United mascot kidsThrough Chevrolet’s association with Man Utd, the automaker upholds the club’s desire to connect with its 659 million global followers. The season opener activity helped capture the imagination of global fans. the 2 kids from India, Akash and Kshitij were paired with Chris Smalling and Darren Fletcher, respectively. Manchester United lost the opening game with Swansea 2-1.

Manchester United first team players and mascot pairings were as follows:

Manchester United Player Mascot
Ashley Young Naely / Brazil
Javier Hernandez Anna / China
Phil Jones Yan Yi / China
Chris Smalling Akash / India
Darren Fletcher Kshitij / India
Juan Mata Fergie / Indonesia
Ander Herrera Syffia / Indonesia
Wayne Rooney Mfanelo / South Africa
Tyler Blackett Nokuthula / South Africa
Jesse Lingard Daeyoung / South Korea
David De Gea Jasmine / United State