In the last few hours news broke that Manchester United were to be on the verge of a £1.5 billion takeover by Qatar Holdings, who are the third largest shareholder in the auto conglomerate, Volkswagen Group.
Qatar Holdings’ chairman, Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabr Al-Thani, who is currently Qatar’s prime minister, is said to be keen in taking over Manchester United as Qatar aim to put their name on the World of football map after winning their controversial bid to hold the 2022 World Cup beating the USA.
I don’t think there is any doubt about this being a good thing for Manchester United, getting the Glazers out is obviously something we’re all looking forward too!
Even if this group takeover Manchester United, I don’t want us spending ridiculous amounts of money like Manchester City did after being taking over by Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Manchester City have spent £350 billion but still failed to win any sort of silverware which I would find quite embarrassing. This goes to show, “money wont buy you the league”.
Manchester United haven’t always had the best of luck when buying the big names anyway, Juan Sebastián Verón being the main example. The Red’s spent an estimated £28.1 million, at the time that was the most expensive transfer in English football.
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