Apple Isn’t Planning To Buy Manchester United: Report

 

Refuting initial reports that Apple was interested in buying Premier League club Manchester United, MacRumors reports that the iPhone maker has no such plans. This is according to a Thursday report by British tabloid The Daily Star, which claimed Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple is interested in buying Manchester United for around $7 billion.

According to a MacRumors report, which cited sources, the report was false and the tech giant has no plans to invest in Manchester United. A report in today’s Daily Star claimed Apple was interested in buying Manchester United, but a source with direct knowledge of the situation said the report was false.

The Daily Star reported Thursday that tech giant Apple is interested in buying Manchester United for a whopping £5.8 billion. United owners Glazers have decided to sell the club after bowing to demands from fans who wanted them ousted, the report added.

Premier League club Manchester United has been majority-owned by the Glazer family since 2005. The club said on Tuesday that its board would “explore strategic alternatives” including a potential sale of the club. The report came on the same day Manchester United announced that star player Cristiano Ronaldo was leaving the club.

Meanwhile, Apple is fighting a labor dispute at its Zhengzhou factory in China. This is due to wage arrears and frustration with his tough Covid-19 restrictions in the country.

The unrest comes as China records a record number of Covid-19 infections and grapples with more and more lockdowns fueling frustration among citizens across the country. But it also exposed communication problems and mistrust of Foxconn management among some employees.

iPhone maker Foxconn began a hiring drive earlier this month with promises of bonuses and higher salaries after having to take steps to curb the spread of Covid-19 in October. The company was forced to quarantine many of its employees, with some fleeing due to conditions at the factory.

Meanwhile, Apple is fighting a labor dispute at its Zhengzhou factory in China. This is due to wage arrears and frustration with his tough Covid-19 restrictions in the country.

The unrest comes as China records a record number of Covid-19 infections and grapples with more and more lockdowns fueling frustration among citizens across the country. But it also exposed communication problems and mistrust of Foxconn management among some employees.