Exclusive Simon Mowbray Manchester United bosses are hoping to kick off the next football season with two major signings from the world of food and drink. Marketing chiefs at Britain's biggest club have issued a come and get us invitation to fmcg giants in a bid to strike up two major licensing deals using the club's name and logo on pack. The first to sign on the dotted line could also get access to the club's biggest players, including England captain David Beckham and its Theatre of Dreams stadium Old Trafford. The club is already a past master in licensing agreements with manufacturers. However, it now wants to extend the offering even further and club marketing director Peter Draper said the two new deals would be with fmcg giants who can enter into dual branding initiatives such as those it has enjoyed with Pepsi and McVitie's. The latter of these came to an end earlier this month, while the Pepsi deal has just entered its second four-year term. Only two new licences will be up for grabs so as to avoid turning consumers and investors off. The club has vowed to limit the total number of blue chip partners to 10 and has eight already including Budweiser, Nike and Vodafone. The new deals could help fund further development in the team which is currently constrained by the club's £130m turnover. "We are a small company but a huge brand," said Draper. "We have certain attributes that some big brands will definitely find attractive." Not least among these is a worldwide fan base which researchers at MORI put at around 54 million. "We want to be as successful off the field as we are on it," added Draper. {{NEWS }}