The newest partnership on the block: Uber ties up with Manchester United

A global and fruitful partnership was recently announced between the global cab-services company, Uber, and one of the most popular football clubs in the world, Manchester United. This is the taxi aggregator, Uber’s first partnership in the sporting sphere and they have struck gold by investing in this deal.

The partnership is specially aimed at improving transport to for fans who are willing to travel to watch the match. Through this partnership, Uber hopes to make commutation to the matches less hassle-free throughout the season. A part of the partnership also dictates that a particular zone for Uber pick-up and drop-off will be set at Old Trafford which is the home ground of Manchester United. All the fans need to do is book an Uber through the app while going to watch the match or returning back home. The two partners have also claimed that through campaigns, they aspire to create the joy and fun of travelling to and from the epic stadium.

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“Uber makes it easier for people around the world to connect to what they care about and now we’re excited to give that connection to Manchester United fans. We’re thrilled to be partnering with Manchester United to not only make match day transportation more seamless, but to deliver fans incredible experiences throughout the season, no matter where they are supporting from.” -Amy Friedlander Hoffman, Head of Business Development and experiential Marketing at Uber

“From all corners of the globe, in hundreds of languages, each football season people come together to cheer for the team with one of the largest fan bases in the world: Manchester United. That’s why we’re thrilled today to announce Uber’s first global sports partnership with Manchester United. We are proud that Manchester United is our first global sports partner, and over the next several weeks, we’ll be revealing more details on what specific experiences Manchester United fans can expect to see in their home country. Until then, Glory, glory, Man United.” -Official Uber statement

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The key points to take away from this partnership are:

• It is the first partnership of its kind.

• Uber will now have a zone in Old Trafford dedicated to this cab service only.

• Campaigns which feature both the partners which will be a treat for the fans.

However, the details of the campaign aren’t finalised upon.

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Aspiring start-up writer who loves traveling. I'm also a self-confessed potterhead and a professional bathroom singer who likes to bake and devour hazelnut shakes in my free time.

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