Players receive their new cars as part of the Chevrolet, Manchester United sponsorship deal
The Chevrolet Captiva was among the most popular model selected by Robin Van Persie and Alexander Buttner.
The goalkeeper Sam Johnstone and Nick Powell chose the elecric Chevrolet Volt. The Chevrolet Camaro and Corvette were chosen by Wayne Rooney, defender Patrice Evra, midfielder Michael Carrick and goal scorer Javier Hernandez.
Chevrolet became the Official Automotive Partner of Manchester United as part of a 2012 Manchester United sponsorship agreement. The Chevrolet logo will be appearing on the teams shirts as of the 2014/5 season.
The team players comments on their new chariots:
Robin Van Persie, who opted for the Captiva, said: “I have two children, so this car is really good for me – it’s a family car. It looks very nice, it’s a good car.” The 29-year-old is a recent arrival to Manchester United, but has already made a huge impact and is the Premier League current top scorer with 18 goals to his name.
Fellow Dutchman Alexander Buttner also chose the Captiva. “It’s a really nice car, it’s big, I have a lot of family over from Holland so it’s nice to have a lot of space when we go somewhere,” he remarked.
Keeper Sam Johnstone and Nick Powell went electric with the Volt. Midfielder Powell said: “It feels different; it’s a lot quieter… It feels futuristic, especially with regards to saving energy.”
Wayne Rooney was pleased with his Camaro Convertible: “It’s great, it obviously looks great and I’m excited to drive it. I think when I saw them all together this was the one that suited me best, it looks nice and will drive well too. I chose a manual as I think it’s great to get full use from a sports car.”
Patrice Evra opted for the Camaro Coupe: “I like the shape of the car, it’s fantastic. I just had my first drive and I was really surprised, it drives well and you can feel it’s really powerful, I’m very happy.”
Michael Carrick was pleased to get back behind the wheel of a sports car with his Corvette GS: “I used to have a Dodge Viper but haven’t had a sports car for a while so this is a great opportunity for me. When I got the chance to have this Corvette I snapped their hand off!”
Javier Hernandez’ choice of Corvette as his chosen model was down to size: “I looked at the Camaro and the Corvette, but this is not too big, like me, we are quite similar!” he said, “It’s a very good car and I am very happy Chevrolet offered this to me.”