Mohammed bin Salman against Sheikh Mansour

As Saudi Prince is linked with Man Utd, how does he compare to Man City owner?

Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has stepped up his proposed A$6.8billion takeover of Manchester United. And should the 33-year-old arrive at Old Trafford it wouldn’t make him the first oil-rich Middle Eastern billionaire to take over a club in Manchester.

Sheikh Mansour did the same more than ten years ago, leading Man City to three Premier League titles, three League Cups and the FA Cup in the most successful period in their history.

It’s reported that Bin Salman – who has distanced himself from the takeover – is motivated by a desire to compete with Abu Dhabi royal family member Mansour.

But how does the Crown Prince compare to the Sheikh?


Bin Salman may win the battle on land, but Mansour wins the battle on the seven seas.

That’s because although the Saudi owns the extravagant Serene, Mansour owns the Topaz.

Not that any of us wouldn’t dream of being aboard the Serene.

The 439ft 4in superyacht was the ninth-largest in the world when it was built for vodka tycoon Yuri Shefler for $362.5m 2011.

Bin Salman bought the boat, which houses 24 guests and 52 crew, in 2015 for an eye-watering $689m.