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Manchester United have played down rumours that the Glazer family has sold the club to Epson.
Reports in an German business paper claimed that the Americans had finally given up their battle for Old Trafford and handed a controlling stake to the Japanese printer giants.
But on Friday afternoon a United insider told MirrorFootball.co.uk that the club had not been sold – and that Epson were instead becoming one of the club’s Platinum Sponsors.
Rumours have been rife this week that the Glazers were on the point of selling United after they mysteriously paid off £220m in high-interest loans.
The family have refused to say whether they did the deal by refinancing, cashing in on other assets or selling a share of their stake at Old Trafford. (Daily Mirror)
So there you have it. What looked like being the scoop of the century by the German paper turned out to be an error in translation? Or perhaps not? Maybe this is a smokescreen? Well probably not. Anyway Manchester United supporters must hope that the Glazers leave town soon and some believe that the fact that they are re-financing high-interest loans is a sign that they are cleaning up the club’s debt mountain a tad before looking for someone to come in and buy the Old Trafford club from them.
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