Saudi Arabia says crown prince not interested in buying Manchester United

18 February 2019

Mohammed Bin Salam, crown prince Saudi Arabia
Photo: Getty Images Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman denying interest in buying Manchester United

Crown Prince calls media speculations claiming interest in buying Manchester United false.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman has no interest in buying Manchester United Football Club, the country’s minister of media said today, after earlier media reports had linked the prince with a takeover bid for the English club. 

“Reports claiming that HRH the Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman intends on buying @ManUtd [Manchester United] are completely false,” minister of media Turki al-Shabanah wrote on Twitter and added instead that meetings had been held between Manchester United and the Saudi wealth fund to discuss a sponsorship opportunity.

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