Manchester United stars hit the fairways to show off their footballing skills
Now that 2014/2015 domestic season is complete, four Manchester United stars have teamed up with online banking specialists Swissquote to use their famous footballing skills for a new sporting pastime ahead of their summer break.
Spanish midfield stars, Juan Mata and Ander Herrera formed Team Spain and challenged Team UK, made up of Chris Smalling and Jonny Evans, to a competitive match of footgolf to battle it out for the inaugural Forex Footgolf Challenge trophy. Footgolf is a precision sport where players kick a football into an oversized golf hole in as few shots as possible and the quality quadruple had to make the very most of their footballing and teamwork skills on the challenging course. Despite a few mishaps including a first hole slip from midfielder Herrera and Team UK’s ball landing in the sand bunker on the second, the lighthearted contest was eventually won by an innovative Mata chip that rebounded off the Swissquote golfcart and into the hole for a memorable victory.
Speaking on Team Spain’s Forex Footgolf Challenge victory, Mata said: “Herrera and I showed great Spanish teamwork to get our hands on the trophy. Manchester United has a very competitive culture and winning is always important especially against your teammates. “We kick hundreds of footballs every day in training, but it took a lot of skill and quality to get the ball in the hole, particularly after Ander slipped on the first hole!”
Marc Burki, CEO and Co-Founder of Swissquote, Manchester United’s first Official Global Forex & Online Financial Trading Partner added: “From watching the Manchester United players compete against the best footballers in the world every week we knew how talented they were, but it was really impressive seeing how their skills and teamwork transferred to a new sporting challenge. “At Swissquote we pride ourselves on working with world leading partners that share in our core values of quality, teamwork and decision making and Herrera, Mata, Smalling and Evans all showed these values in this must watch video.”
See the entertaining and exclusive footage on Swissquote’s YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/uYi0MdRQoCE
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