Man United and Aeroflot announce partnership

Manchester United have added to their growing list of global sponsors after announcing a five-year partnership with Russian airline Aeroflot.

New Manchester United manager David Moyes. Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

The state-controlled company, who are also sponsoring the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, will replace Turkish Airlines as the club's "official carrier".

The football club's group managing director Richard Arnold said: "Manchester United and Aeroflot share several core values and we are pleased to be welcoming such a high quality company as a sponsor.

"Like the club, Aeroflot demonstrates team work, quality and a pride in its heritage, whilst still embracing new technologies and innovation".