Filipino Football fanatics have something to cheer about!
Maybank Philippines Inc. and Manchester United – the iconic British foothold club, have launched the first international sports franchise co-branded credit card in the Philippines, the Maybank-Manchester United Credit Card powered by Visa International.
And guess who graced the event? It’s none other than the legendary, Mr. Dependable, Denis Irwin of Manchester United.
Who is Denis Irwin? – According to the official Manchester United website, Denis was born in 1965, in Cork, Ireland. He joined United from Oldham Athletic, after impressing in an epic FA Cup semi-final against the Reds. As a reliable left back with an eye for goal, he excelled for both club and country, playing 529 times for United, and earning 56 caps for Ireland.
In 12 years at Old Trafford, Mr Dependable became the second most decorated player in the club’s history; cramming his trophy cabinet with seven Premier League winner medals, three FA Cup medals, one Champions League winners medal amongst other silverware from his acclaimed career. He even took home a Championship winners medal when he left United, after helping Wolves return to the top flight, in his penultimate year as a professional footballer.
In 2004, he finally hung up his boots and returned to Old Trafford, to present, analyse and discuss all things United for MUTV. And as one of the club’s greatest ever signings, there’s no one better qualified.
Mr. Herminio Famatigan, Jr, the president of Maybank Philippines said that partnership with Manchested United was timely because football in the Philippines was now becoming popular. The national team Philippine Azkals and Team Malditas were gaining popularity for a couple of years now.
On the other hand, Maybank Philippines, vice president and cards head Eden Leah Estrella stressed out that th Maybank Manchester United Credit Card is ideal for active and sports-oriented Filipinos. They have partnered with various sports retail stores, fitness centers and sports bars where they can enjoy discounts which is on top of the region-wide privileges offered by Maybank Manchester United Credit Card.
CARD BENEFITS AND PRIVILEGES:
10X TREATS POINTS ONUNITED DIRECT ONLINE MEGASTORE
5X TREATS POINTS WHEN MANCHESTER UNITED WINS A PREMIER LEAGUE MATCH
10% DISCOUNT AT MANCHESTER UNITED ONLINE AND RETAIL STORE
10% DISCOUNT AT RED CAFE, OLD TRAFFORD ON FOOD AND DRINKS
20% DISCOUNT OF MANCHESTER UNITED STADIUM AND MUSEUM TOUR
For full information on how to avail Maybank-Manchester United Credit Card, visit www.maybank2u.com.ph