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The honorary president of Bayern Munich, Uli Hoeness, has criticized the way the two teams Paris Saint-Germain, which is funded by Qatar, and Manchester City, which is funded by the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, work. Hoeness, 69, said: “What have they gained? So far they have won nothing. Nothing, nothing. Not any title in the Champions League.” This is what prompted Hoeness to direct harsh words to the two clubs and their owners: “Your dirty money is not enough,” as reported by the German sports website Kicker.

And about the difference between him and the president of Paris Saint-Germain, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, Hoeness said: “I earned money with hard work, but he received it as a grant without the need to work.”

Hoeness expected that Paris would continue to lose against his team Bayern Munich, “Not always, but sometimes. That is the goal. When we win against them, it makes me tremendously happy.”

It is noteworthy that Paris has been owned since 2011 by a Qatari investment group, which has purchased prominent stars in the world of football, with fantastic amounts and salaries, such as the Brazilian Neymar and the Argentine Messi. The Paris club has always set the Champions League title as its goal, but so far to no avail.

As for Manchester City, it is owned by an Emirati investment group affiliated with Mansour bin Zayed, the brother of the ruler of the Emirates, and he followed a similar spending policy to win the Champions League title as well.

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