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Monaco owner Rybolovlev: I considered buying Man Utd

AS Monaco owner Dmitry Rybolovlev has sensationally revealed he considered buying Manchester United. The Russian billionaire bought a 66 per cent stake in Monaco back in 2011, but not before he had given serious consideration to trying to buy United.

Speaking to Paris Match he said: "Why Monaco? I always wanted to move there, but my wife did not agree.

"When she filed for divorce, I was finally able to realise my dream.

"I love the climate, the quality of life, but also the infrastructure and geographical location - it is convenient for me because I travel a lot.

"Before Monaco, I was interested in other clubs like Manchester United, where I had a box.

"But AS Monaco is a club with a long and beautiful story, a team of local and national significance. In that sense it is unique."

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