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Sunday 17 December 2017

Veteran United trio in Middle East link

RYAN GIGGS could be offered up to £200,000-a-week to finish his glittering career in the Middle East.

And fellow Manchester United veterans Paul Scholes and Gary Neville have also been targetted with mega deals from Dubai-based clubs.

Top oufits in the UAE League, including David O'Leary's Al Ahli, have already discussed signing the Red Devils trio next summer. A United source said: "Ryan is a legend at United and still an important part of the team but like Scholesy and Gary Neville, he can't go on for ever.

"He has always rejected moves but this is a very attractive way for him to end his career, a last big pay day in the sun.

"The same goes for Scholesy and Nev."

Giggs (36) Scholes (35) and Neville (35) are all on United contracts which expire next summer.

They are coming to the end of their Premier League careers and may fancy one last big pay day.

Neville even has a property in Dubai and Giggs recently holidayed there.

Italian 2006 World Cup-winning captain Fabio Cannavaro moved to Al Ahli last summer and was immediately put on £110,000-a-week tax free - which equates to £200,000 here.

Cannavaro said: "I always thought of moving to live in Dubai as I love it - I have achieved my dream."

Giggs, Scholes and Neville have played over 2,000 games for United.

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