Tuesday, March 2

United in the news

Red Knights plan to buy United (Oliver Kay, The Times)

As details emerged of the first tentative meeting between the group of leading City financiers who plan to put together a consortium to buy United, the name of O’Neill, who briefly served as a director at Old Trafford and has strong ties with Ferguson, figured prominently.

City bankers line up £1bn bid for Manchester United (Owen Gibson, The Guardian)

The Glazer family, under pressure from fans protesting at their ownership, said United were "not for sale".

Jim O’Neill ponders move on Man Utd (Roger Blitz, Financial Times)

The group has taken on Finsbury, the corporate public relations outfit, and believes that it can muster a fund of about £1bn to take the club off the Glazers’ hands.

Owen happy as bit-part winner (Tony Barrett, The Times)

Michael Owen has admitted that he would rather be a bit-part player at Manchester United, challenging for football’s biggest prizes, than a first-team regular at a less successful club.

Wembley pitch is an utter disgrace, says Villa's Milner (Mark Irwin, The Sun)

"You work as hard as you can to get to a cup final at Wembley and find yourself on one of the worst pitches you've played on all season."

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