Manchester United announces five-year Toshiba partnership

The deal will see Sir Alex Ferguson's side provided with state-of-the-art medical facilities as they continue the major redevelopment of their Carrington training ground

Manchester United have announced a five-year partnership that will see Toshiba Medical Systems provide medical equipment for the club's new-look training ground.

The Carrington-based complex is currently undergoing the first stage of development since the first team moved there 12 years ago and the club are looking to profit from the many advances in medical science since, with commercial director Richard Arnold delighted at what the deal can potentially offer the club.

"Our players are at the center of Manchester United and it is vital that we are able to offer them the best possible medical support," Arnold told the club's official website.

"Our training ground at Carrington is currently under redevelopment to make way for new improvements, including state-of-the-art medical facilities.

"Unfortunately, in today’s game some injuries can be unavoidable; however, the club now has the comfort of knowing that through its partnership with Toshiba Medical Systems it can investigate and treat any injuries with the best medical equipment available."

When it comes to the sort of equipment that the club will be looking forward to getting their hands on in the near future, Toshiba Medical Systems Europe CEO Mr Chikao Kamijima went into more detail.

"Toshiba Medical Systems will supply Manchester United with a state-of-the-art CT scanner, capable of single rotation volumetric imaging, and a state-of-the-art MRI scanner," he stated.

"In addition to a total of five ultrasound systems, including the industry-leading premium Aplio 500."