Updated: Thursday, 14th December 2017 @ 4:23pm

Manchester United agree 'state-of-the-art' medical partnership with electronics giant Toshiba

Manchester United agree 'state-of-the-art' medical partnership with electronics giant Toshiba

By Dean Wilkins

Manchester United’s growing injury concerns could finally be reduced after the club announced a ground-breaking partnership with Toshiba Medical Systems today.

The five-year deal is the first of its kind with a football club in the country and will see the arrival of state-of-the-art equipment brought to the team’s training base in Carrington.

The Trafford Training Centre, home of the team for 12 years, is undergoing development – and the first-class medical support and equipment could help to take players Wayne Rooney, Chris Smalling and Ashely Young off of the injury list.

"Our players are at the centre of Manchester United and it is vital that we are able to offer them the best possible medical support," said United's commercial director Richard Arnold.

The Japanese electronics giant will provide a new CT scanner and an ultramodern MRI scanner.

Toshiba Medical Systems Europe chief executive Chikao Kamijima said: "This will ensure that the players and staff at Manchester United are given the best support possible and should also help to promote Manchester United as a leading innovator in football and player wellbeing."

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

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