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What connects the Glazer family, owners of Manchester United football club, and the CIA?  Three companies: the Zapata Corporation, founded by George HW Bush, AIG, founded by an OSS veteran, and Kroll Associates, known as the ‘private CIA’.  In this subscriber-only episode we examine how all three played a critical role in enabling the Glazers to take over Manchester United in 2003-2005.  We also discuss what’s happened more recently when the Glazers decided to sell a piece of the club, causing a scrap between the Qatari Royal Family’s Sheikh Jassim and ‘Britain’s richest man’ Sir Jim Ratcliffe.

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