Opus Media Group PLC headed East last month as part of the on-going global Manchester United Opus tour, joining Old Trafford stars past and present to showcase the stunning Opus to the club’s legions of fans in Asia.

United played pre-season friendlies in Japan, South Korea, Macau and China as part of their preparations for the defence of their Premiership title and Opus was with the club every step of the way of the two-week journey.

Opus were joined by United legend Sir Bobby Charlton and some of the club’s current players, including England’s Rio Ferdinand, at the four stops of the tour to unveil the Opus.

“It was an amazing trip,” said Opus CEO Karl Fowler. “The passion of the United fans in Asia is truly incredible and everyone who saw the Opus was bowled over.”

“The adulation the players received was unbelievable. After the match in South Korea against FC Seoul, one fan ran after our bus for about five minutes because he thought it was the players’ coach.”

“He just wouldn’t give up until he realised the United coach had gone in the other direction and he was chasing a group of businessmen in suits and ties.”

“When the penny finally dropped, he just sat on the ground with his head in his hands. The fanaticism of the supporters out there is just amazing.”

Opus used the tour to unveil a new edition of the Opus. Entitled The Star Series, the new Opus features an exclusive signature page with Korean national icon and United star Park Ji-Sung and will have a limited print run of 300 copies.

“Park Ji-Sung is a hero in South Korea,” said Fowler. “He is one of the most famous footballers in the country and I’m sure the demand for the Star Series will be massive.”

“He became a star at the 2002 World Cup and his transfer to Manchester United raised his profile even further.”

Opus’s Asian trip is only the latest phase in a worldwide promotional tour of the Opus and United fans in India, Africa, Thailand, Australia, America and Canada will have the opportunity to see the ground-breaking work for themselves in the coming months.

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