Sports travel experience provider Sportsbreaks.com has announced an expanded partnership with English Premier League club Manchester United.
The new deal will see Sportsbreaks.com focus on the North American market, offering US and Canada-based Manchester United fans the opportunity to travel to Old Trafford for a match.
The partnership will also involve Sportsbreaks.com’s affiliate company inspiresport, a development tour operator. The company will provide opportunities for youth clubs, high schools and college soccer teams to travel to Manchester to train at club facilities.
The opportunities will come via the Generation Adidas International brand, which will see the participant receive coaching from Manchester United Soccer Schools coaching staff.
Collette Roche, chief operating officer at Manchester United, said: “We are delighted to expand our partnership with Sportsbreaks.com and offer our fans in the United States and Canada the chance to take in the full Manchester United experience.
“We are confident that with Sportsbreaks.com and inspiresport we can create more unforgettable moments for our passionate fans and deliver unique experiences for the next generation who will benefit from our world-class facilities and coaching network.”
Sportsbreaks.com has been an official partner of Manchester United since the start of the 2021-22 season, and its packages include an official ticket and handpicked hotel accommodation.
Rob Slawson, managing director of Sportsbreaks.com, said: “In our first season in partnership with Manchester United, we were privileged to have brought thousands of fans from around the world to Old Trafford to enjoy a match break.
“As the partnership continues to go from strength to strength, it gives us great pleasure to expand our relationship to the North American market and provide opportunities for fans in the United States and Canada to have the same unforgettable experience.
“We know there will be millions of North American fans who will be excited by this opportunity, so we look forward to seeing many US and Canadian groups at Old Trafford throughout the season.”
Steve Butchart, inspiresport managing director, added: “We’re delighted to partner with Sportsbreaks to facilitate group travel from the US and Canada. This is an exciting new agreement for us and we’re looking forward to receiving our first group over the summer.
“Manchester United has a very proud history in producing and nurturing exceptional talent in its youth set up, demonstrated by at least one academy graduate featuring in every first team squad since 1937, a truly remarkable achievement. For our teams to train with Manchester United Soccer Schools, at the same facilities as multiple club legends, is something we’re proud to offer players looking for an authentic soccer experience.”