Why Apple is interested in buying Manchester United

Why Apple is interested in buying Manchester United

Apple Inc.'s AAPL CEO Tim Cook wants to buy the Manchester United football club and fans cannot be happier about it - but is there more to the story?

What happened to the Cupertino-based tech giant who is interested in buying Premier League club Manchester United at a whopping 5.8 billion, according to Daily Star.

The Glazers wanted 8.25 billion $9.97 billion for the club, but they have decided to sell to the highest bidder, and Apple bosses have expressed interest in discussing a potential deal.

The report has been refuted by MacRumors, which cites a source familiar with the matter saying no such plans are on the horizon.

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Why It is Important: If Apple does make a deal, it will make Manchester United the richest club in the world - a potential outcome that hasn't eluded the fans.

The company is interested in pushing sports content, even though Apple has no experience owning a football club the size of United. Apple is reportedly in loggerheads with Alphabet Inc. GOOG GOOGL over the NFL Sunday Ticket deal.