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MENAFN Press - 19/01/2014
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(MENAFN Press) Manchester United, the world's most popular football team, and DHL, the world's leading express and logistics provider delivered the Barclays Premier League trophy to Doha, Qatar on January 16thas part of a worldwide tour.

To celebrate the Club's historic 20thleague title, Manchester United has teamed up with its Official Logistics Partner, DHL, to launch the United Trophy Tour, delivered to the world by DHL. Logistics experts DHL will transport the Premier League trophy to 31 destinations in 25 countries across the globe over the coming months.

Nael Attiyat, Country Manager of DHL Express Qatar said: "We are delighted to have this opportunity to showcase how DHL delivers one of the world's most successful sporting clubs to the world. DHL shares the commitment to excellence that Manchester United displays year after year on the football pitch, and we were thrilled to participate in this celebration of the Club's sporting success with fans, customers and employees in Qatar."

Group Managing Director for Manchester United, Richard Arnold comments: 'The 20th league title was a huge milestone in the history of the Club and the United Trophy Tour, delivered to the world by DHL, presents a fantastic opportunity to celebrate this achievement on a global scale.

'Manchester United has 659 million followers across the world and this tour provides a unique opportunity for many of these fans to directly engage with the Club in an exciting new format.'

The Tour activities in Doha included a customer event to view the trophy and accompanying the Premier League trophy was Manchester United Legend Dwight Yorke.

John Pearson, CEO of DHL Express Europe comments: 'The United Trophy Tour, delivered to the world by DHL, provides us with an opportunity to showcase DHL's partnership with Manchester United to our customers and staff in each location and to celebrate the common factors that drive success in both sports and business. This tour builds on the success of the DHL Champ19ns Trophy Tour in the 2011/12 season, something DHL was incredibly proud to be part of.

'DHL has a global network of over 220 countries and territories. We were thrilled to share the Manchester United story with our customers and introducing the United legends and the Premier League trophy to a number of our key markets around the world.'

For the latest information on the United Trophy Tour and details of activity in each destination, visit www.manutd.com/unitedtrophytour.

About DHL
DHL is the global market leader in the logistics industry and "The Logistics Company for the world". DHL commits its expertise in international express, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation, contract logistics and international mail services to its customers. A global network composed of more than 220 countries and territories and about 285,000 employees' worldwide offers customers superior service quality and local knowledge to satisfy their supply chain requirements. DHL accepts its social responsibility by supporting environmental protection, disaster management and education.DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL. The Group generated revenue of more than 55 billion euros in 2012.



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