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PSG’s failure to win Champions League could spur Qatar to invest more in Man Utd

In recent days, it has been reported that a group of Qatari investors are interested in buying Manchester United from the Glazers and a bid could be made as early as this week.

The consortium is set to be backed by the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), who also won Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) but a separate entity will be created to avoid conflict of interest.

Les Parisiens have been hugely successful since their takeover by QIA in 2011, but a Champions League title has eluded them despite the astronomical spending on world-class talents.

Despite having a star-studded trio of Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi and Neymar in attack, the French champions bowed out at the last 16 stage of the competition last season.

PSG were leading 2-0 on aggregate at the Bernabeu in the second leg but a heroic second half hat-trick from Karim Benzema sealed a comeback victory for Real Madrid.

This campaign, the Ligue 1 giants are facing the prospect of another early exit. Bayern dominated the proceedings for vast parts of the first leg at Parc des Princes yesterday.

The Bundesliga holders deserved their 1-0 lead for the chances created. PSG went all-out towards the end looking for an equaliser but Bayern managed to hold on for the win.

In our opinion, PSG’s failure to lift the Champions League could spur Qatar to invest more on United, who are no longer sleeping giants under the tutelage of Erik ten Hag.

The Dutch tactician has offered renewed hope for United this campaign. The Red Devils are currently the only English top-flight side with the chance to win all four competitions.

Whether they will succeed is another big question mark, but progress has been made. Qatari investors should be tempted to invest into the club amid PSG’s struggles in Europe.

In Ten Hag, United now have a manager with a long-term vision. He has transformed the club within eight months. With more financial backing, United could be genuine title contenders.

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