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Manchester United Balls: Class Of ’92 And Qatari Oil Cash Buys Salford City?

by | 1st, April 2014

COMPARE and contrast these stories on Manchester United’s ‘Class of ’92’. The Sun produced this scoop on March 27, 2014:

 

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DAVID Beckham and his “Class of ’92” Manchester United teammates are poised to front a multi-billion pound takeover of the club. Becks and fellow Red Devils heroes Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, brothers Gary and Phil Neville and Nicky Butt are being pushed as frontmen for a massive deal bankrolled by Arab oil money.

The mega-bucks bid was being bankrolled by Qatar’s mega-rich ruling family. And:

Horseracing trainer Ged Mason, bookmaker Fred Done and several millionaire City figures are said to be among those contacted about the buyout.

Got that? The Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) which in 2010 paid £1.5bn for Harrod’s  and through a QIA subsidiary Qatari Diar paid £557m for the Olympic Village needs other investors to buy United. Yeah, really.

The story was out there. And others tapped in.

The Mail .

 

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