Apple are interested in buying Man Utd, according to reports, after the Premier League club was put up for sale on Tuesday.
The Red Devils supporters have been dissatisfied with the Glazer family’s ownership of their club for many years with the Americans taking a controlling stake in the Premier League outfit in 2005.
Fans have been angered by the lack of the Glazers’ own money that they’ve put into the club, while they’ve been happy to take dividends back out.
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.
While the Glazers’ apparent willingness to consider a sale having faced many years of fan protests – which have escalated in the last couple of years with the club’s involvement in the failed European Super League provoking particular anger – will be welcomed, Man Utd stress there are no guarantees.
“There can be no assurance that the review being undertaken will result in any transaction involving the company,” the statement added on Tuesday.
But there seems to be no lack of potential suitors to buy the club with the Daily Star claiming that tech giants Apple are the latest group to throw their hat into the ring.