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murdochs big match Friday, 9 April, 1999, 14:27 GMT 15:27 UK
Murdoch's big match
The Department of Trade and Industry has turned down media magnate Rupert Murdoch's bid to buy Manchester United, the world's largest football club. BBC News Online looks at the build-up to the controversial attempt to buy the club.

Build-up to decision day
An examination of the key moments leading up to the government's long-awaited decision.


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The world's biggest club
Manchester United can thank its worldwide network of fans and record amounts of TV cash flooding into the English game for its financial success.

 



The man behind the deal
His desire to own is insatiable, he seems to fear nothing but failure. BBC Media Correspondent Torin Douglas maps the rise and rise of Rupert Murdoch.
 

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