Manchester United has reportedly caught Apple’s attention since the Premier League team was put up for sale on Tuesday.
For many years, Red Devils fans have been upset with the Glazer family’s ownership of their team, with the Americans acquiring a controlling stake in the Premier League club in 2005.
The Glazers’ unwillingness to invest their own money in the team while happily withdrawing dividends has infuriated the fans.
There have been numerous big-money transfer failures on their watch, while they have failed to improve the stadium and training facilities, highlighted by Cristiano Ronaldo’s recent comments.
Just a couple of hours after Ronaldo’s mutually agreed departure, following his explosive interview with Piers Morgan, came news of far more significance for fans long opposed to the unpopular American owners.
After 17 years in charge the Glazers now seem prepared to relinquish control after the club announced it was “exploring strategic alternatives” which do include a sale.
Manchester United said the board of directors have started a process “designed to enhance the club’s future growth” with the intention of maximising opportunities on and off the pitch.
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Apple have expressed an interest in discussing a potential deal’ and any takeover would mean Man Utd would have more funds at their disposal than both Manchester City and Newcastle with the company having a estimated net worth, as of this month, of £2trillion.
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The report adds that Apple CEO Tim Cook “is keen to explore the opportunities owning United could provide. And will line up talks with the banks appointed to oversee the sale.”
The Daily Star adds: “Part of Cook’s plan could include Apple funding the building of a new state-of-the-art stadium that would be regarded the best in the world.”