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Apple CEO Pushing For Manchester United Acquisition Deal

Apple CEO Tim Cook is allegedly egging the tech giant to acquire football club Manchester United. The report coming from the UK is that the company could be lining up a bid of $6.9 billion for the deal.

In tech terms, such an amount is not in anyway impressive and can be raised easily by the 2 trillion dollar company. However, Daily Star reported that the current owners have valued the club at $9.9 billion and looking for the highest bidders.

While Manchester United is a long way from its previous glories, it is still the highest-profile team in the country. With the number of stars that have walked its halls, it still has prestige, especially to old-time football supporters.

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Tim Cook is said to be personally involved in the takeover attempt as he sees opportunities for Apple in the deal. There are claims that the iPhone maker could fund a new stadium with improved footballing facilities for the club. These are some of the deficiencies that the club’s star man Cristiano Ronaldo had raised in his interview with journalist Piers Morgan which contributed to his being dismissed from the team.

“Nothing changed, surprisingly. Not only the pool, the jacuzzi, even the gym. Even the kitchen, the chefs, whom I appreciate – lovely people. They stopped in time. It surprised me a lot,” the Portuguese forward had said. “I thought I would see other things, technologies, and infrastructure. Unfortunately, we see a lot of what I used to see at 21, 22, and 23 years old. It really surprised me. Since Ferguson left, I haven’t seen an evolution at the club. Progress is zero. You have to tear it down and rebuild it. If they start with me, it’s not a problem.”

At the time this article was published, neither Apple nor Manchester United confirmed the story.

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