Manchester United players arrive in flashy Chevrolets following bumper sponsorship deal with General Motors

Last Updated: Tue, Feb 12, 2013 07:40 hrs

Manchester United fans were given a double delight on Monday, when their favourite players arrived for training in brand new flashy Chevrolets.

Manchester United has signed a 357 million pound shirt sponsorship deal with the US car giant General Motors that allows the latter to become the Old Trafford club's shirt sponsor from the 2014/2015 season, replacing insurance giant AON.

Star players Patrice Evra, Jonny Evans, Antonio Valencia and Tom Cleverly arrived in their 184 mph Chevrolet Camaro's, while Javier Hernandez drove a Corvette.

Chevrolet, has as a goodwill gesture, gifted several staffers and players cars as part of the seven-year partnership deal between the club and General Motors.

Manchester United legend and former England star Sir Bobby Charlton was also gifted a seven-seater Chevrolet Captiva.

Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester United's manager and a strict disciplinarian, warned that players under the age of 23 would not be allowed to place orders for sporty Chevrolet models.

Ferguson, 71, owns a Chevrolet - a hybrid Volt, that can travel up to 50 miles an hour on battery power alone.(ANI)

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