“Red Devils” fans in the United Arab Emirates can rejoice after the Manchester United’s Supporters Club (MUSC) in the UAE has been made an official supporters club of the Premier League giant, seven years after its formation.
“Manchester United have 185 official supporters clubs around the world and welcomed the fact of adding the UAE onto that map,” MUSC-UAE chairman Mustafa Ibrahim told Al Arabiya.
“When you become official, people trust you more. You’ll be endorsed,” he added.
The news brought in added perks for the club.
“Getting tickets as an individual is difficult. An official supporters club has allocated tickets for each home game,” Ibrahim said. “Members will have the opportunity to acquire tickets to watch a live match in Old Trafford, Manchester.”
Ibrahim also said that the club has set out a mission to create events to incorporate the entire family. “We want to come across as something for the community.”
This isn’t the first Manchester United Supporters Club in the region. The first club was officiated in Bahrain, and Ibrahim expressed his joy in having a relationship with the neighboring club.
While the status of the club has just been enhanced, Ibrahim spoke of future desires.
“MUSC-UAE would be aiming to build a friendly relationship with supporter clubs of other teams within the UAE,” he said.
Ibrahim added that the club “would love to have joint events with other Manchester United Supporters Clubs in the region.”
The English football club which was founded in 1878, is one of the wealthiest and most widely supported football teams.