Bryan Robson, a Manchester United legend that graced the pitch for the Red Devils for 13 years, captaining the side to multiple trophies, has spoken of his love for Malta ever since he heard of the island back when he was 19.
Robson spoke during the press announcement of the new Visit Malta partnership with Manchester United, saying that he had never heard of the island before he met his wife, whose father owned an apartment in Msida.
Robson spent numerous holidays on the island with his wife during the late 1970s, and he began to love Malta ever since that day, constantly coming over to the islands.
With the legend being a global ambassador for the huge English club, he was one of the main speakers during the announcement of the three-year sponsorship deal with the Malta Tourism Authority, saying in particular that “I got to know, over the years, what a great island Malta is!”.
The former England and Manchester United captain is a great fan of Malta, with him already visiting the Maltese Islands twice this year, and has already started planning his next visit.
Robson also did not refrain from mentioning Malta’s great love for Manchester United and football as a whole, saying “The thing about Malta is they know about the football, the passion for Manchester United in Malta is second to none.”
Malta’s Manchester United supporters club is the oldest United supporters club in the world, and has been the host of several club legends, such as Robson, Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville in the past.
The Malta Tourism Authority was represented by Dr Konrad Mizzi and several other representatives as Manchester United announced that Malta will be the club’s official destination partner for the next three years, with the possibility of extending the deal even further.
This deal will see Visit Malta advertisement appear around Old Trafford, Manchester United’s home stadium, as well as the club’s various media portals, which attract millions of fans each day.
The announcement of the deal was done at Manchester United’s AON training centre on Thursday.