When Prince Abdullah bin Mosaad, of Saudi Arabia, plays fantasy football, his contacts book allows him to pick up his mobile phone and ask a club owner if his players will be involved in games in the coming weekend.
Now the prince is playing fantasy football for real, after paying just £1 to buy half of Sheffield United in exchange for guarantees that he will pump in millions of pounds in investment.
His dream scenario is not League One, where United reside, but with the elite. Until now he has only fantasy experience of that.
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