DHL has become the official logistics partner of Manchester United and will undertake a range of logistics services on behalf of the football club over the next three years.
The contract offers a number of marketing opportunities including digital advertising perimeter boards, match day programme, club web site and selected events at Old Trafford.
In addition, DHL will work with the Manchester United Foundation in the development of a series of programmes to improve the lives of vulnerable young people.
Red Devils chief David Gill said: “DHL are a globally recognised organisation and their commitment to excellence and high standards makes them an ideal partner for Manchester United. I’m delighted to welcome them to our family of sponsors and look forward to the opportunities this partnership will create.”
Phil Couchman, who has just taken over as chief executive of DHL Express in the UK, said: “By partnering with Manchester United we have teamed up with a brand whose international footprint mirrors our own.
“The way that Manchester United has grown from humble beginnings formed by a group of railway workers into a worldwide brand with 333 million followers shows how small businesses can emerge into world leaders.”