Deal agreed with Japan firm
Engineering firm Yanmar have agreed a three year deal with Manchester United as the Reds look to increase their profile in Japan.
Yanmar have a record of supporting young sporting talent in Asia and they founded the Cerezo Osaka club , which is where Shinji Kagawa began his career.
United commercial director Richard Arnold said the deal will be beneficial to both parties, he said: "Like Manchester United, Yanmar is steeped in history, this year celebrating a centenary of creating ground-breaking state-of-the-art technology in its field.
"With 659million followers United has a huge global audience and through our alliance we hope to introduce Yanmar and its expertise to some of our key markets.
"In return Yanmar will help us in our desire to engage with our nearly 4million Japanese followers."