Manchester City's Abu Dhabi bosses are even more determined to make the club the envy of world football despite UEFA's investigation into alleged FFP violations .
The Premier League champions believe they have no case to answer with regard to claims by German magazine Der Spiegel that some of their lucrative sponsorship deals are being financed by owner Sheikh Mansour.
Mirror Football understands that it was “business as usual” when chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak attended a board meeting at the Etihad last week.
And a club source confirmed: “Plans are being drawn up and pursued for the next five, 10, 20 years and beyond.
“If anything, the allegations made against us and the subsequent hysterical reaction they have caused has made the club's owners and executives even more determined to turn City into the club that the Abu Dhabi United Group envisaged when they took over 10 years ago.
“We are not going to go away.” Sheikh Mansour with chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak (Image: Sunday Mirror) Read More
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City boss Pep Guardiola has been briefed fully on how City have conducted their business to meet strict FFP regulations.
And that's why the Catalan's demeanour was so defiant when he was asked on Friday about the possibility of his team being kicked out of the Champions League if they are found guilty of breaking the rules for a second time.
City were fined £49million by UEFA in 2014 for failing to adhere to guidelines – although they were later handed back £33million after eventually meeting requirements.
It has been suggested that City's owners may walk away from the club if they are punished again using hacked or stolen material that the club insist has been taken out of context.
The Premier League have also announced they are looking into whether City have broken their FFP requirements. Man City boss Guardiola (Image: AFP/Getty Images) Read More
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And FIFA and the FA are taking Der Spiegel's claims that the club has fallen foul of rules governing Third Party Ownership and payments to youth players so seriously that they have also launched their own seperate enquiries into the club.
After months of meeting Der Spiegel's claims with a wall of silence, City will use UEFA's decision to start an investigation into their financial affairs to begin fighting back.
The source at the Etihad added: “We said in a statement on Thursday that we welcomed UEFA's involvement – and we meant it.
“It is important that we don't allow these issues to affect what we are trying to achieve on the pitch at an important stage of the season.
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May 10, 2018 18:27:15 GMT
WhatsTheMata: Glad you think it's funny. When we get fucked around by the spells you just deleted you will take me seriously
May 19, 2018 11:57:48 GMT
No.7: Can this thread be unlocked or is it too early? not that i want Jose out now but i think were coming close to that time and want to hear peoples opinions on the subject.
Sept 20, 2018 10:15:25 GMT
cjjagzmoni: Pogba is a good lad minus the showboating..I think at Juventus he had Older players like Pirlo,Chiellini,Marchisio,Bonucci who shout and screams at him so he was more serious at Juve ,We dont have those type of leaders at United to caution him.
Nov 1, 2018 3:36:38 GMT
geo: Cardiff City - Huddersfield Town - Bournemouth - Newcastle United = 12 points. Back in the hunt. Come on.
Dec 19, 2018 17:55:18 GMT
geo: Job done as above - next step, stay unbeaten until we get to the PSG game.
Jan 3, 2019 23:17:42 GMT
theedge: Just discovered this forum. I live in Canada so don't get to many games, but I get to watch all the games live. Last 2 games attended in person: Europa League Final in Stockholm 2017, FA Cup Final 2016. Won the last 11 I've been to. I need to go more often
Apr 1, 2019 23:25:01 GMT
simes: Kazakhstan....well blow me down...been there many a time, not so bad a journey. FC Astana are not a bad outfit, gave Celtic a good run, and the National side beat Scotland. What do you reckon a walk over? BTW its easy to get to, I always use Air Astana.
Aug 30, 2019 14:11:59 GMT
snan1218: Hi,I'm very new member,the Red Devil from Malaysia.
Oct 10, 2019 9:16:40 GMT
shah: Hi i am shah been united fan from birec
Jan 24, 2020 8:33:02 GMT