Sandiaga Uno teases tourism collaboration with Manchester United

Manchester United players. Photo: Twitter/@ManUtd
Manchester United players. Photo: Twitter/@ManUtd

MU (not you, Madura United) fans in Indonesia who have had to endure a relatively barren post-Ferguson era may at least have something to look forward to with a possible partnership between the club and Indonesia’s Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy.

Minister Sandiaga Uno today posted a video showing his Zoom call with a Manchester United representative, with the official decked out in a classic Red Devils jersey and singing the club anthem Glory Glory Man United at the top of his lungs.

“This jersey that I’m wearing is a 1997 jersey signed by Eric Cantona,” he proudly exclaimed during the call, referring to the legendary United player.

In the caption, Sandiaga explained that Indonesia’s tourism brand Wonderful Indonesia is exploring a possible partnership with the English Premier League giants, though the minister did not go into further detail as to what that would entail.

With direct involvement by a cabinet minister, we imagine the collaboration would go beyond the logo of flag carrier Garuda Indonesia being printed on the training jerseys of Manchester United’s arch-rivals Liverpool, or the Wonderful Indonesia logo being displayed on ad boards at football matches in Europe.

Indonesia is, after all, a football-obsessed country (scandals notwithstanding) and the Red Devils would be mad to not stick their pitchfork at the opportunity. A friendly match in Jakarta, then?

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