Apple is not ‘interested’ in buying Manchester United

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Even at their best, the British tabloids are known to publish some of the worst rumoured stories. One such story revolved around Apple and was first carried by The Daily Star. The tabloid reported that the Cupertino-based tech giant is interested in buying iconic football club Manchester United. However, a report by MacRumors lays that rumour to rest. “Our source with direct knowledge of the situation said the report is false,” noted the MacRumors report.
How did the ‘rumour’ start?
Earlier this week, the US-based owners — the Glazer family — of Manchester United released a statement where they signalled that they want to sell the club. “As we seek to continue building on the Club’s history of success, the Board has authorised a thorough evaluation of strategic alternatives. We will evaluate all options to ensure that we best serve our fans and that Manchester United maximizes the significant growth opportunities available to the Club today and in the future,” the Glazers said in a statement.
Manchester United is one of the biggest football clubs in the world and an iconic sporting institution. The rumour about Apple showing interest picked up after the Daily Star reported it. However, it is unlikely that Apple could end up acquiring Manchester United. It has been reported that the Glazers will sell United for close to $5 billion. Tech companies have started to invest in football clubs. Spotify has a lucrative deal with FC Barcelona but it’s still not as big as anyone buying a club of the scale of United. MacR
Earlier this year, Elon Musk had jokingly said that maybe he should buy Manchester United. However, Musk then made it clear that he, in fact, was joking and no interest in buying the football club.
Since it was a rumour, there was little chance of Apple ever commenting on it. The report by MacRumors is likely to be more reliable and accurate than the one by The Daily Star that started the rumour.

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