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Man Utd chief Gill slams Harris over Red Knights plans

Manchester United chief David Gill has dismissed Keith Harris' role in the Red Knights consortium.

Gill branded merchant banker Keith Harris, a key member of the group who has called for a fan boycott of United matches, as a "publicity seeker" and was scathing about his track record in football takeovers.

Gill accepted that some of those involved in Red Knights were credible but was scathing about Harris, who has been involved in a number of takeover bids of top-flight clubs.

He said: "We are aware of Jim O'Neill [Goldman Sachs economic adviser] in that he was on our board before the takeover, Mark Rawlinson was our adviser at Freshfields [law firm].

"Keith Harris will go anywhere there is publicity around, we know that and we accept that, that's his modus operandi but if you looks at his track record in football I don't think it's anything to write home about.

"These are credible people and have every right to do what they think is in the interest of the club.

"But that's not going to take them anywhere if the Glazers don't want to sell, and they have no wish to sell and from our perspective they are running the club in the right way."

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