Manchester United and the General Sports Authority of Saudi Arabia have agreed a Memorandum of Understanding, which will see the 20-time English League champions help the GSA develop its football industry, as part of Vision 2030.

The new strategic partnership will involve United lending its business and sporting expertise to clubs, sporting authorities and individuals in Saudi Arabia.

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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