Chinese fans of Manchester United are held back by security guards outside a Beijing hotel while awaiting the team’s arrival from Hong Kong in July 2005. Photo: AFP
Nicolas Atkin
Opinion

Opinion

Nicolas Atkin

Manchester United could see China turn from red to blue as Man City buy Chengdu club

  • City’s Abu Dhabi owners add third-tier Sichuan Jiuniu FC to growing portfolio
  • Battle for brand supremacy in China hots up between English Premier League rivals

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Chinese fans of Manchester United are held back by security guards outside a Beijing hotel while awaiting the team’s arrival from Hong Kong in July 2005. Photo: AFP
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