The players are said to be in detailed talks to front a multi-billion pound takeover of the club The players involved in the alleged takeover bid were all members of Manchester United's 1992 youth team.
They include Gary Neville (back row, second from left), Nicky Butt (back row, second from right), David Beckham (bottom row, second from left) and Paul Scholes (bottom row, second from right) Although they paid £270million from their own funds, the rest of the money used to purchase Manchester United came in the form of loans - the majority of which were secured against the club's assets - which have since incurred interest payments of more than £60million a year.
Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Gary Neville, Phil Neville and Nicky Butt are said to be in detailed talks to become the frontmen of a multi-billion consortium hoping to buy a 90 per cent stake in the club from Americans Joel and Avram Glazer, who purchased Manchester United in 2005.
Stars: (From left): Manchester United legends Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes and David Beckham.
But even most of the smaller clubs now have multi-million pound-per-year deals, evidence of the value of having global reach via the PL shop window.