July 26th, 2011
Manchester United: Big City ‘Ballers
One of these things is just like the other…
Since arriving Saturday night, Manchester United have taken one heck of a bite out of the Big Apple. While staying a stone’s throw away in New Jersey (here to be exact), the fellas are taking in all Manhattan has to offer – and then some.
And by “then some” we mean fashion shows and belly dancers, obviously.
Last night at Cipriani Wall Street in NYC, Hublot hosted the “Art of Fusion” fashion show in support of the Manchester United Foundation. Hublot, of course, makes watches that are more expensive than cars and are a big time sponsor of the Premier League champions.
Whenever footballers take to the catwalk, hilarity ensues. For example, take Rafael and Fabio Da Silva (lead image). They’ve cleverly taken on the looks of one another to make it completely impossible to tell the two apart. Works every time!
Meanwhile, Chicharito and Nani were clearly in a competition to see who could come up with the most absurd pose, the better to show off said expensive watches. Nani’s faux “smart guy with hand on chin and smug smile” pose is the winner. Mainly because you would expect a double thumbs up from the painfully adorable and geeky Little Pea, now wouldn’t you?
Lest we forget Kiko Macheda, who continued to do his best “I’m not Cristiano…. yet” impression yesterday. We give him another year or so. Needs more gel and Gucci.
We must also give a shout to new United first teamer Tom Cleverley, who we’ve deemed to be “hunky”. Expect more of him around these parts, Kickettes, and note how his watch appears to be made of chocolate. We like that.
Here’s a run down of what else the team has been up to in NYC plus some up coming events:
- Sunday night the fellas took in a burlesque show at Lavo which involved belly dancers, tambourines, and fake moustaches. Probably all at the same time.
- Monday evening saw them buddy up to NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg at his digs, Gracie Mansion. It was likely the first time Mayor Bloomberg has ever said “soccer”
- United Legends will do a Q&A at Mulligan’s Pub in Hoboken, NJ at noon today (hurry!). No word on who the Legends are, but we know that Bryan Robson, Andy Cole, Gary Neville, and Pat Crerand are all present on the tour.
- Wayne Rooney and Chicharito will be at Niketown on 57th St. today at 3:45 PM to showcase their new home jersey and do a Q&A.
Phew. We need a cocktail. And a chocolate Hublot knock-off.