Manchester United is one of the biggest clubs in world. So, when it is up for sale, you expect the wealthiest to bid for the club and perhaps eventually buy.

This was what every football pundit probably expected. What they did not expect was Apple, the global tech giant being interested in buying Manchester United in $5.8 billion deal. It’s quite surprising.

This news is coming after the Glazer family announced that they are ready to sell Manchester United and are seeking in excess of £6billion for the Premier League giants.

The California-based tech giant has never owned a major sports team but according to the Daily Star, commercial opportunities provided by the club are said to be a huge factor in their interest.

Any deal for the 20-time top-flight champions would trump Chelsea’s record acquisition of £4.25billion by a consortium led by Todd Boehly earlier this year.

However, Apple is believed to be worth £2 trillion, meaning any swoop for the club should get the financial seal of approval.

Apple CEO Tim Cook is not the only one interested in taking charge of Manchester United.

Twitter CEO Elon Musk took to his newly-purchased social media platform during the summer to say he would be purchasing the club in what appeared to be a tongue-in-cheek post.

The Glazer family have been in charge of Manchester United for a 17-year period that has been shrouded in disdain from supporters who were opposed to their takeover.

Fans were angered by the running of the club and took part in a number of protests backed by supporters wearing green and gold scarfs to represent the club’s original colours.

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