The Reds Meet Shanghai Shenhua
Sir Alex Ferguson´s Manchester United squad prepare for their third match of their pre-season tour of South Africa and China as The Reds take on Shanghai Shenhua at the Shanghai Stadium on Wednesday. The Shanghai Stadium has a crowd capacity of around 80,000 people and is one of the thirty largest soccer stadiums in the world.
Shanghai Shenhua are playing in the Chinese Super League and have won two Chinese Super League Championships and one Chinese FA Cup. The ambitious club are managed by previous Argentina Head Coach Sergio Batista and currently sit at twelfth place in the Chinese Super League. On the occasion of Manchester United Football Club’s encounter against Chinese Super League team Shanghai Shenhua, however, representatives of Aon and the Manchester United Foundation met with members of the Chinese media to share common insights, values and expertise on employee engagement, teamwork, and building a winning employer brand. Spokespersons included John Shiels, Chief Executive Officer of the Manchester United Foundation, and Rick Payne, Talent & Rewards Practice Leader for Aon Hewitt in Asia Pacific. Rick Payne: “Aon and Manchester United FC share similar values of teamwork, integrity and the pursuit of excellence. Teamwork is essential for both organizations, whether with clients or on the football field, and both are focused on winning, innovation, integrity and community involvement. Manchester United FC provides Aon with one of the greatest platforms to grow globally. Aon Hewitt’s research shows that employers with higher levels of employee engagement achieve double the growth in profit levels if compared to other firms. Companies with high engagement levels have lower employee turnover and a significantly higher percentage of all employees, particularly managers, are internally promoted. Our study provides insights into how organizations can create real competitive advantage by better engaging their people.” Shanghai Shenhua Provisional Squad: Shengjiong Qiu, Kaimu Zheng, Fei Xiong, Tianyi Qiu, Moises, Guanyi Wang, Wang Shouting, Lingjiang Fan, Hongliang Wang, Yan Song, Joel Griffiths, Liang Cheng, Yu Fei, Tam Tsung, Yang Wang. Manchester United Provisional Squad: Anders Lindegaard, Rio Ferdinand, Frederic Veseli, Michael Carrick, Anderson, Shinji Kagawa, Davide Petrucci, Antonio Valencia, Federico Macheda, Robert Brady, Sam Johnstone, Bebe, Nick Powell, Javier Chicarito Hernandez, Paul Scholes, Jesse Lingard.