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Fans around the world can watch Chevrolet Cup free via livestream at www.ChevroletFC.com

DETROIT, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Manchester United will wear its new Chevrolet-branded shirt for the first time during the club's Chevrolet Cup match against the L.A. Galaxy on Wednesday at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.  To celebrate, Chevrolet today said it would offer a free livestream of the match to fans around the world at www.ChevroletFC.com.

Manchester United, including Wayne Rooney (pictured), will take the pitch for the first time in their Chevrolet-branded shirt on July 23 during the Chevrolet Cup. The club takes on the LA Galaxy at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. at 7:30 p.m. PDT/3:30 a.m. GMT. The match will be live streamed globally at ChevroletFC.com.

"Seeing our partnership with Manchester United come to life in a match is a huge moment for the brand and we want to share it with the club's 659 million followers around the world," said Paul Edwards, U.S. vice president, Chevrolet Marketing. "The free livestream is just one example of how Chevrolet will use this partnership and our 'What Do You #PlayFor?' campaign to bring fans closer to this great sport and help them celebrate the passion for play."

The livestream and match begin at 4:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday.

Chevrolet kicked off its seven-year shirt sponsorship with Manchester United on July 7 by inviting fans around the world to upload photos of themselves wearing a digital version of the new shirt at www.ChevroletFC.com, and share it via their social channels. Chevrolet also released a video on www.ChevroletFC.com featuring Manchester United players, legends and fans paying homage to the history of the club's shirts. The video has been viewed more than 3 million times by Manchester United fans around the world.

In March, Chevrolet launched "What Do You #PlayFor?," a global campaign to inspire football fans and make lasting impacts in places where play is needed.  As part of this campaign, Chevrolet hosted a Manchester United Soccer School clinic July 20 at the StubHub! Center in Carson, Calif. The clinic included 32 children from Los Angeles-area youth soccer teams working with MUSS coaches on a variety of skills and techniques.

Chevrolet will continue to celebrate its debut on the new Manchester United shirt over the next month. On Aug. 2, Chevrolet will be the presenting sponsor of Manchester United's first-ever match in Michigan, at the University of Michigan's "Big House" in Ann Arbor vs. Real Madrid. The match is part of the 2014 Guinness International Champions Cup.  Michigan Stadium is the largest stadium in the United States.

Chevrolet also is planning a memorable moment for fans at Manchester United's 2014-15 opening Premier League match on Aug. 16 at Old Trafford against Swansea City FC.

About Chevrolet
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4.9 million cars and trucks a year.  Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

About Manchester United
Manchester United is one of the most popular and successful sports teams in the world, playing one of the most popular spectator sports on Earth. Through our 136-year heritage we have won 62 trophies, enabling us to develop the world's leading sports brand and a global community of 659 million followers. Our large, passionate community provides Manchester United with a worldwide platform to generate significant revenue from multiple sources, including sponsorship, merchandising, product licensing, new media & mobile, broadcasting and match day.

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