The plot has thickened for a £2bn takeover of Manchester United bankrolled by Arab oil cash, and the players who are used for this coup are David Beckham, Giggs, Paul Scholes, Gary Neville, Phil Neville and Nicky Butt, the rumour is Joel and Avram Glazer are said to have lost interest in Manchester United but the club has not indicated a formal approach about a takeover, this is believed to be funded by the oil-rich Qatari royal family and brokered by Beckham who spent several months playing for Qatari-owned Paris Saint-Germain before retiring last season.
The club is currently valued at $2.6 billion, equal to £1.6 billion, despite having one of their worst seasons in living memory - including losing 3-0 to local rivals Manchester City on Tuesday
The club's underachievement this season has seen players past and present complain publicly about the way the club is performing. Following the defeat to Manchester City, striker Wayne Rooney admitted that rivals are no longer afraid of coming to Old Trafford anymore because United are simply not good enough.
The poor performance has led to rumours the club's owners may be happy to walk away. 'The Glazers have lost interest. Everyone knows the club is effectively up for sale,'
Middle Eastern bidders have reportedly approached the Glazers several times about a prospective takeover, with the only sticking point on each occasion being the price, the newspaper reported.
In 2010 the club were subject to a takeover bid from a local group dubbed the Red Knights, but they also failed because they couldn't meet the Glazers' asking price.