Old Trafford trio to be tempted away by £200,000 per week deals

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Manchester United legends Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Gary Neville are set to be offered bumper deals to play in Dubai when their contracts expire, according to The Sun.

The red-top reveals that many top sides in the cash-rich country have had discussions over signing the trio, including David O’Leary’s Al-Ahli side.

The deal for Giggs is reported to be worth around £200,000 per week tax-free, which could tempt the Welsh wing wizard to part company with the Old Trafford club having been there for 20 years

“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,” a Manchester United source told the newspaper.

“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.”

Italy’s World Cup-winning captain Fabio Cannavaro has been plying his trade for O’Leary’s side this season and believes the Manchester United trio would not regret it if they did join him.

The former World Player of the Year, who already earns £200,000 per week, said: “I always thought of moving to live in Dubai as I love it - I have achieved my dream.”

However, leaving Old Trafford would be a big wrench for all three players, having played there all their lives.

And manager Sir Alex Ferguson has insisted they can all have a place on the coaching staff when their playing careers do come to an and but, at 36 (Giggs) and 35 (Scholes and Neville), that may not be a United.

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