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Manchester United Players Create Street Art Mural

Wed 16th Aug 2017 | Marketing & PR

A unique mural depicting scenes from Old Trafford sprayed by Paul Pogba, Victor Lindelof, Jesse Lingard, Michael Carrick and Chris Smalling and created by American graffiti artist Alec Monopoly will remain on display at the stadium.

At Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium, Alec Monopoly, Art Provocateur for TAG Heuer, has created a one of a kind mural, to be displayed at the stadium with contribution from Paul Pogba, Victor Lindelof, Jesse Lingard, Michael Carrick and Chris Smalling.

They were accompanied by Jean-Claude Biver, CEO of TAG Heuer and President of the LVMH Group Watch Division, who warmly encouraged and congratulated them on their finished artwork.

Wearing bandanas covering half their faces, they set to work to create this unique piece.

The Mural is inspired by the club's shield and insignia, and the added touch of the well-known character Mr. Monopoly, the short good-natured banker who Alec Monopoly casts within his work and who has now made a name for the artist.

“I am a huge football fan and above all a fan of Manchester United. I came to watch the match incognito on Sunday, to soak up the atmosphere and see the fans,” said Alec. “Being able to make a mark on the wall of this mythical stadium with the players was really enjoyable. It was surreal seeing the players wearing their bandanas and painting with me.”

Jean-Claude Biver added: “Being the Official Timekeeper of Manchester United and having such a space devoted to self-expression and provocation is a major achievement.”

Paul Pogba added: “I am really impressed by the piece created by Alec and it was an honour to be asked to add my own personal touch to the painting. I hope our fans like it and it brings a smile to all who see it.”

Jesse Lingard said: “This was a really great experience and not something I have done or been asked to do before. We have a great partnership with TAG Heuer and I am grateful to them for bringing this collaboration together.”

The work will remain in place for the rest of the season. This offbeat moment of fun instrumented by TAG Heuer, combines two of its favourite areas of communication, art and sport and is the first time such an operation has been carried out at the Old Trafford Stadium. #TAGHeuerIsFootball

 

Posted by: Aaron Gourley 

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