Manchester United 'trying to buy' Giggs and Neville's Hotel Football

Manchester United are looking to buy Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville's Hotel Football, which opened earlier this year in the shadow of Old Trafford, according to a report.

Hotel Football, Manchester
Hotel Football, Manchester

Both GG Hospitality – owners of Hotel Football – and Manchester United themselves have refused to comment on a report that the Premier League giants are planning to buy the property from owners Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville.

According to the Daily Mail, United are reported to be considering a second attempt to acquire Hotel Football, which opened in March, following 'a tentative approach prior to the hotel opening'.

The Premier League giants originally opposed planning permission for the property on the grounds it would obstruct views of the stadium’s East Stand.

A sale would come as a surprise, given Giggs and Neville's plans both for the expansion of the Hotel Football brand and also further opportunities in the sector, which include the development of Manchester's old Stock Exchange building into another hotel.

Neville told C&IT in March: "We’re an ambitious team and we’re always looking for a good opportunity to create something a bit new and different. Having said that, we don’t want to run before we can walk and we’re keen to make sure we get Hotel Football Old Trafford right before launching our next hotel or restaurant."

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