Manchester United legends Dwight Yorke and Quinton Fortune will once again step foot on Indian soil this January as a part of the club's promotional campaign.
Yorke came to India for the first time early last year, also with an aim to increase the ever-growing fanbase of the club in the country. This time, the 44-year-old former Red Devils forward will come to Bengaluru and Mumbai for two events termed "I Love United India".
The legends of United will arrive first at the UB City Mall in Bengaluru on 17 January -- with a live screening of the English Premier League match between Manchester United and Liverpool taking place -- while a second event is scheduled to take place in Mumbai in late February 2016. The most interesting part is that the ticket price for the events is Zero INR.
"The club is coming to India to host two big events called 'ILOVEUNITEDINDIA', put together specifically for our 35 million followers in the country," former Red Devils captain Bryan Robson told to The Times of India.
"There will be one in Bangalore at the Amphitheatre, UB city on the 17th January for the Liverpool game, which will be attended by Dwight Yorke and Quinton Fortune and one in Mumbai, late February. It's a completely free event; all you have to do is go to the official website, and apply for a ticket," the former star midfielder added.
"35 million is a big number to ignore and United recognise that football is becoming a popular sport in India."
Robson, a two-time back-to-back Premier League winner with United in 1992-93 and 1993-94, also heaped praise on the Indian Super League, and said that the football tournament in India has undergone a steady rise by attracting big stars of football.
"There has been a massive surge in the popularity of football in India in the last few years and the ISL has played a big part in that," the 58-year-old global ambassador of Manchester United, said. "We have seen ex-Premier League players take part in the ISL, like Mikael Silvestre.
"I know he really enjoyed playing in that league and the more the fans get behind it the more chances they have of attracting big stars."