Man United plans 4-country Asian marketing tour

Manchester United FC will embark on a four country Asian tour estimated, by The People newspaper of London, to earn more than £10 million for the club. Games will be played in China, Japan, South Korea and Malaysia. Two years ago Man United played in Beijing, Hong Kong and Tokyo but this time they've added South Korea to the itinerary even though Ji-Sung Park, their South Korean international, won't be with them as he'll be playing for his country in the Asian Cup. Manchester United estimates it has 75 million worldwide fans in Asia and South Korea is one of the club's strategic markets. In the eight months following the launch of the Manchester United credit card in their country, a staggering 320,000 South Koreans become cardholders.

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