Even if Apple has been brought into the conversation of a possible sale of Manchester United, there’s no need to get too enthusiastic about them as a prospective buyer.
This past Thursday, the Daily Star reported that computer giant Apple was considering a $5.8 billion bid to acquire Premier League club Manchester United.
The Glazer family has controlled United since 2005, but on Tuesday the club said that its board will consider strategic alternatives, perhaps including a sale of the club.
However, Mac Rumours, a website that extensively covers Apple, asserts that such rumors are false.
The senior reporter, Joe Rossignol, has made it clear that Apple has no intention of purchasing the club.
Despite not wanting to acquire Manchester United, the article claims that Apple is making an effort to get into the sports content market. Apple TV+ will be the official supplier of MLS games for the next 10 years, and the firm has teamed with the MLB to play a weekly ‘Friday Night Baseball’ doubleheader on the service with the 2022 regular season. Apple is rumored to be in the running for the NFL’s streaming rights.
We will do our best in the coming weeks or months to separate the truth from the trash that has been spawned by the Glazer announcement, which has unfortunately led to a lot of sloppy journalism written just for the sake of sensationalism (however long it takes for the Glazer family to sell Manchester United).
Even if Apple had the cash on hand to acquire United at the snap of a finger, I don’t think the firm would be interested. When I think of them, I think exclusively of their purchase of Beats to increase sales of headphones.
There are no plans to convert Old Trafford into iTrafford.