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January 20, 2010

As two of the English Premier League’s top clubs battled for bragging rights last night in the Manchester derby, the clash also saw two of the biggest families in the Premier League go head-to-head, writes Paul Golden

As two of the English Premier League's top clubs battled for bragging rights last night in the Manchester derby, the clash also saw two of the biggest families in the Premier League go head-to-head. The Glazier family, owners of Manchester United, and Abu Dhabi's ruling family, who own Manchester City, have both been making headlines in the past week for the levels of debt at their respective clubs, begging the question is it the beginning of the end for family investment in sports teams?

January 7, 2010

While many of the English Premier League’s top football clubs enter 2010 laden with debt, Abu Dhabi’s ruling family has ensured Manchester City is not one of them. The club announced on Tuesday its family owners have converted £305 million of loans into equity before buying shares of just under £90 million, effectively removing a large proportion of the club’s debt.

While many of the English Premier League's top football clubs enter 2010 laden with debt, Abu Dhabi's ruling family has ensured Manchester City is not one of them. The club announced on Tuesday its family owners have converted £305 million of loans into equity before buying shares of just under £90 million, effectively removing a large proportion of the club's debt.

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