Manchester United in the sights for golf course

Buy the High Legh Park Golf Club in Knutsford, England, to create a cutting-edge training center inside

by Andrea Gussoni
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Manchester United in the sights for golf course
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Buy the High Legh Park Golf Club in Knutsford, England, to create a cutting-edge training center inside. According to the Daily Mail, this would be the objective of Manchester United and its new partner (he acquired 25% of the Red Devils' shares last December) Jim Ratcliffe.

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In fact, negotiations are underway to buy a golf course which boasts an 18-hole course, another 9-hole course and a lighted driving range. According to insiders, United would consider the golf courses as the ideal sites to build world-class sports centres.

High Legh Park Golf Club, about 30 kilometers from Manchester, was bought by American Golf in 2021 for £2.7 million, but was then put up for sale in 2023. Manchester United Football Club known simply as Manchester United or more simply as United, is an English football club based in the city of Manchester.

It has played in the Premier League, the top flight of the English football championship, since 1975. Founded in 1902 on the basis of the former Newton Heath F.C. of 1878, played its home matches at Old Trafford (74 140 seats), a stadium located in the metropolitan county of Greater Manchester.

The club colors include the adoption of a red shirt, white shorts and black socks, while the official symbol is the devil. The club's players and fans are nicknamed the Red Devils. At an international level, it is the third team in England in terms of number of official titles won: 8.

The club's trophy case includes: 3 European Cups/UEFA Champions League, 1 Europa League, 1 Cup Winners' Cup, 1 European Super Cup, 1 Intercontinental Cup and 1 FIFA Club World Cup (only English club to have won both the Intercontinental and the Club World Cup).

It is among the eight teams in Europe that have managed to achieve the treble, that is, winning the championship, the national cup and the UEFA Champions League in the same sporting season (in 1998-1999). At a national level it is the first team in England in terms of number of official titles won: 59.

The club's trophy case includes: 20 championships (record), 12 FA Cups, 6 League Cups and 21 (4 shared) FA Super Cups (record). Overall, the club has won 67 official trophies, 59 national and 8 international, making it one of the most renowned in the world and the most successful team in England together with Liverpool and ahead of Arsenal (47), Manchester City (34), Chelsea (32) and Tottenham (24).

Together with Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham it forms the "Big Six" of English football. Under the management of the Scottish coach Alex Ferguson, who coached Manchester United continuously from November 1986 to May 2013, the English team won 38 trophies, including 13 championships from 1992-1993 [1] It is the English team that since 1980 has recorded the highest average attendance of spectators, with the exception of the 1987-1988 and 1988-1989 seasons.[2] On 31 March 2007, Old Trafford recorded the record attendance (83,048) in the history of the Premier League, during the match between Manchester United and Blackburn.

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