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Emir of Qatar has plan to own both Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain

The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, has plans of purchasing Manchester United outright despite owning Paris Saint-Germain, according to The Guardian.

Earlier this week, it was revealed that the Emir is interested in taking control of United, but there needs to be a regulation change from UEFA for a deal to materialise.

As per current rules, United and Paris Saint-Germain can’t be involved in the same European competition if they are owned by the same entity in Qatar Sports Investment (QSI).

It is now revealed that the Emir plans to demonstrate to UEFA that each club will be owned by a separate entity with United having a different structure and personnel to PSG.

Red Bull Salzburg and RB Leipzig faced each other in the Europa League back in 2018 despite having the same proprietor in Red Bull GmbH. The Emir is aiming for something similar.

Emir not giving up on Man Utd takeover

The Emir is known to be a committed United fan and appears determined to find a solution after expressing an interest in purchasing the club from the Glazers.

As things stand, a deal seems unlikely to happen but the situation could change if UEFA permit them to use the same ploy as Red Bull GmbH did with their clubs.

This is far easier said than done, considering there should be ‘non-decisive influence‘ on United from any of the current personnel controlling Les Parisiens in Ligue 1.

There is also another stumbling block. The Glazers don’t seem to be eyeing a full sale. Instead, they are looking for a minority stake or partial transfer of ownership.

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