Casino backs Man United promo game in Macao

The sponsor of Manchester United's game against China Super League club Shenzhen in Macau SAR has been revealed as The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel, a division of the Las Vegas Sands Corp, USA. The Venetian Macao will serve as the title sponsor of The Venetian Macao Cup which will take place on 23 July at Macao Stadium. It will mark the English Premier League leader's first ever appearance in Macao and their only appearance in China as part of the team's Asia Tour 2007.

Ignoring the Asian Football Confederation's prestigious Asian Cup being played in neighbouring South East Asia at the same time, William P. Weidner, president and chief operating officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp said "presenting a world-class game like this gives us a wonderful opportunity to showcase another spectacular one-of-a-kind sporting event, especially one that caters to the region's passion for football."