March 12, 2009

Special badge for Reds

In recognition of United's Club World Cup triumph in Japan, FIFA President Sepp Blatter will present the Reds with a special 'Champions' badge before United's clash with Internazionale on Wednesday evening.

The white emblem features an image of the Club World Cup trophy and is inscribed with the words "Manchester United Champions 2008."

It will be worn on the shirts during Champions League, FA Cup and Carling Cup games until the new winner is decided later this year.

Sir Alex Ferguson is immensely proud of his team's achievement in becoming the first side to win the trophy and says his players will be honoured to don the badge.

"It was an enormous honour to become the first British club to win the FIFA Club World Cup and this is a badge we will wear with great pride," he said.

"I hope we are in a position to defend the trophy in Abu Dhabi in December."