Man United strikes telecom deal in Pakistan

Last Updated: Oct 25, 2011, 19:14 PM IST

Islamabad: Manchester United hopes to reach to its estimated 10 million fans in Pakistan after striking a three-year deal with a telecom company.

The deal with Zong will give United fans in Pakistan a chance to see all the goals scored, exclusive interviews and news from Old Trafford.

United manager Alex Ferguson says in a statement that the telecom company “will be a key player in allowing us to bring the passion and excitement of Manchester United to our fans in Pakistan.”

In a cricket-mad country of 180 million, football is gradually gaining popularity with youngsters in urban areas even staying up late to watch their favorite players in action in the Premier League.

Bureau Report