Celebrating the big supporter base in Korea for England’s most successful football team, the Seoul Metropolitan Government last weekend gave away a trip for two to Seoul in a lottery drawn at half time during the Manchester United game against Blackburn Rovers on 21 February. The legendary Bobby Charlton was there to witness the draw, but unfortunately Park Ji-sung was not in the squad that beat Blackburn 2-1.
“We’re ready to bring Seoul closer to United fans worldwide,” says Se-Hoon Oh, mayor of Seoul. “I am sure the fans will be able to discover the beauty and excitement of our city through the various events on Discover Seoul Day.”
United had a pre-season trip to Korea in 2007 which cemented their fan base there.