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Manchester United CEO defends owners

Updated: March 8, 2011, 1:38 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Manchester United chief executive David Gill dismissed critics of the Glazer family on Tuesday and insisted that the Premier League club isn't negatively affected by debts of more than $812 million.

Gill defended the Glazers, who bought United in 2005 and spend $72 million annually in interest payments, at a British parliamentary inquiry into English soccer.

Groups including the Manchester United Supporters Trust have intensified protests against the Glazers in the last ...

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