Belfast Telegraph

Manchester United strike Saudi Arabian agreement

Manchester United have signed a memorandum of understanding with the General Sports Authority of Saudi Arabia to help develop football industry in the country.

The partnership will see United lend business and sporting expertise to clubs and sporting authorities within Saudi Arabia to boost development.

United's group managing director Richard Arnold said: "The club has a long-standing relationship with Saudi Arabia and has over five million passionate fans in the region.

"Our partnership with Saudi Telecom is the longest running of all our commercial partners.

"Having the chance to help shape the football industry in the Kingdom is a great honour and it is something where we believe we can make a big difference."

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