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Prince of Johor (& Ronaldo pal) announces plans to buy into Man Utd

The crown prince of the state of Johor in Malaysia has declared plans to buy into Manchester United.

Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim, 36, was recently at the centre of speculation involving a possible takeover of La Liga side Valencia.

He revealed his desire to purchase a three to five per cent stake in the club, claiming that the 20-time Premier League champions are sustainable enough to warrant a significant investment.

"Manchester United is a club which will take decades for its commercial value to go down," he said. "In terms of sustainability they are superb. So that is why I will try to have a meeting."

Tunku Ismail is good friends with Juventus star and United icon Cristiano Ronaldo. He already owns Malaysian outfit Johor Darul Ta'zim, one of the country's most successful clubs.

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