Manchester United's shock spending spree this summer is being funded from Qatar, it has been claimed.
A top football wheeler-dealer said last night: "United's transfer business is the talk of the game.
''And the big question is where all this money is coming from, given the level of debt at the club. The level of spending is eye-opening.
''The word is that this is money from Qatar, where the royal family want to buy United from the Glazers.''