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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 PlayerMascot
Ashley YoungNaely / Brazil
Javier HernandezAnna / China
Phil JonesYan Yi / China
Chris SmallingAkash / India
Darren FletcherKshitij / India
Juan MataFergie / Indonesia
Ander HerreraSyffia / Indonesia
Wayne RooneyMfanelo / South Africa
Tyler BlackettNokuthula / South Africa
Jesse LingardDaeyoung / South Korea
David De GeaJasmine / United State

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Nabanita Singha Roy

Nabanita Singha Roy

Love for a red car has with experience transformed to a detailed outlook for around the clock news from Nabanita Singha Roy. Starting out as auto blogger in 2009, her inextricable editorial approach guarantees diverse storylines for a widely enthusiastic automotive readership.

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