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Red Knights shelve Man Utd bid

City A.M. Reporter
THE group of wealthy thy Manchester United fans dubbed "The Red Knights" have shelved plans to make a bid for the club.

The members said media speculation had triggered “inflated valuation aspirations” and contributed to the sidelining of a bid.

It said it would only pay a sensible price for Manchester United, with £1bn the maximum.

Last week, United reiterated it was not for sale and that the Glazer family owners would not listen to offers.

The Glazer family bought Manchester United for £800m in 2005.

The Red Knights group includes the former Football League chairman Keith Harris and Goldman Sachs chief economist Jim O'Neill.