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Captiva proves popular among Manchester United stars

  • Captiva proves popular among Manchester United stars
  • Portfolio provides wide choice to suit stars’ lifestyle
  • “Red Army” around the world are invited to get inside Old Trafford via ‘ManUtd 360 FanPic’ program

It was a day of anticipation and excitement at the Manchester United training ground as players and staff received the keys to their new Chevrolet vehicles as part of the new sponsorship deal with the club.

The choices made were characterized by the needs and lifestyles of the players, with the Chevrolet Captiva proving to be among the most popular.

“Our Chevrolet portfolio has given the Manchester staff and players a wide choice to suit their lifestyle, be it a Captiva, the extended range electric Volt or the iconic Camaro and Corvette,” said Alan Batey, General Motors vice president, Sales, Service and Global Marketing. “It is great to see that Manchester United is now in the driving seat, both in terms of the league and our cars.”

In addition to taking delivery of their cars, some players also received special driving and safety tips from Corvette Racing driver Oliver Gavin, an experience that added further excitement to the vehicle hand-over.

Goalkeeper David de Gea and Robin Van Persie, opted for the Captiva. "I have two children, so this car is really good for me – it's a family car. It looks very nice and it’s a good car,” said Van Persie. The 29-year-old is a recent arrival to Manchester United, but has already made a huge impact and is the Premier League current top scorer with 24 goals to his name.

Fellow Dutchman Alexander Buttner also chose the Captiva. “It’s a really nice car and it’s big. I have a lot of family over from Holland so it’s nice to have a lot of space when we go somewhere.” he remarked.

Keeper Sam Johnstone and Nick Powell went electric with the Chevrolet Volt. Midfielder Powell said: “It feels different. It’s a lot quieter. It feels futuristic, especially with regards to saving energy.”

The 400-hp plus Chevrolet Camaro and top of the line Chevrolet Corvette were the preferred choice for talismanic forward Wayne Rooney, defender Patrice Evra, midfielder Michael Carrick and Mexican goal scorer Javier Hernandez.

In the past weekend, Manchester United has wrapped up a 20th Premier League title after sinking Aston Villa. Therefore Chevrolet is inviting fans that either attended the match or supported the club around world to visit www.manutd.com/360FanPic to see the picture and tag themselves in the photo. This photo allows ‘Red Army’ around the globe the opportunity to tag themselves “virtually” at Old Trafford to show their support for ManUtd and the global game of football.

It's not limited to those fans who attend the match. Those who watch the televised match or just fans of the sport, in general, have the ability to tag themselves in the FanPic. Fans can also share the picture on their own social channels.

Chevrolet became the Official Automotive Partner of Manchester United as part of a sponsorship agreement signed in 2012. The Chevrolet logo will feature on the Reds’ shirts as of the 2014/5 season.