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Murdoch meets Man Utd Monday, 21 September, 1998, 18:53 GMT 19:53 UK
Countdown to the deal
Is Rupert Murdoch's takeover good news or bad news for Man Utd? A rundown of all the news about Mr Murdoch's bid for Britain's favourite team.

Thursday 17 September
BBC 'will fight to save Match of the Day'
BBC bosses are considering official objections to Rupert Murdoch's proposed takeover of Manchester United, in a bid to save Match of the Day.

Wednesday 16 September
United heroes join BSkyB fight
Former Manchester United players Brian McClair and Sammy McIlroy have joined the fight against BSkyB's 623.4m takeover of the club.

Tuesday 15 September
Fans ready to fight Sky bid
Manchester United fans are gearing up for a protest rally in the city against the proposed takeover of their club by BskyB broadcasting.

Monday 14 September
United fans drum up rock star support
Roger Taylor of Queen has donates 10,000 to help supporters opposed to the BSkyB takeover plan.

Sunday 13 September
Open to offers
The board of Manchester United is still open to offers if anyone can better the 623m BSkyB bid.

Saturday 12 September
Mystery backer aids fans
Supporters of Manchester United say a mystery pop star is offering financial backing for their fight against Rupert Murdoch's 623m bid for the club.

Friday 11 September
Manchester United TV goes on air
BSkyB's new aquisition begins a broadcast of its own - the world's first channel dedicated to a single club.

Wednesday 9 September
United accepts 623m BSkyB bid
Manchester United accepts a takeover offer from Rupert Murdoch's television company BSkyB - despite mounting opposition from fans.

Fury as football enters new era
Man Utd fans are fearful of where the deal will take British football. And they warn that they have the power to make or break the club.

Tuesday 8 September
Man Utd directors' urgent talks
Manchester United directors have called an urgent meeting to continue its discussions of BSkyB's proposed 575m takeover.

Monday 7 September
Man Utd confirms takeover talks
Manchester United and BSkyB have issued statements through the London Stock Exchange confirming they are in takeover talks.

Good news for Man U? It depends what you read
"Anger", "fury" and "storm" feature heavily in the headlines in Monday's newspapers at the news of media mogul Rupert Murdoch's plans to snap up Manchester United.

Man Utd shares soar on takeover talks
Shares in football club Manchester United soared on the London Stock Exchange after the club confirmed it was in takeover talks with Rupert Murdoch's BSkyB.

MPs demand red card for Man Utd plan
MPs from all sides have called for action to block Rupert Murdoch's bid for control of Manchester United.

FA seeks talks over United bid
The Football Association has called for talks with the Government over Rupert Murdoch's proposed take-over of Manchester United.

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