Premier League - Qatar group denies United talk

Wed, 15 Jun 09:58:00 2011

Qatar Holding has denied reports it is planning to buy Premier League champions Manchester United.

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Qatar Holding Chief Executive Officer Ahmed Mohamed Al Sayed told Qatar News Agency that the fund was not, and never had been, in negotiations to buy the club.

Recent reports had stated that the group, which has repeatedly been linked with an interest in United, was moving ever closer to taking control at Old Trafford.

It was even suggested that United's summer spending - including moves for Phil Jones, Ashley Young and David De Gea - was being conducted in anticipation of Qatar Holding buying the club from the Glazer family.

Qatar recently acquired a 70 per cent stake in French top-flight team Paris St Germain .

The Gulf state will host the 2022 World Cup.

Eurosport / Reuters

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