Apple is not currently planning to buy Premier League club Manchester United, according to a source familiar with the matter.

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A report earlier today from a British tabloid Daily Star Apple claimed to have expressed interest in buying Manchester United for around $7 billion, but our source familiar with the situation said the report was incorrect.

Manchester United has been owned by the Glazer family since 2005. The club announced on Tuesday that its board intends to “explore strategic alternatives”, including a possible sale of the club. This news came on the same day that Manchester United announced the departure of superstar Cristiano Ronaldo from the club.

Although there are no plans to buy Manchester United, Apple is pushing sports content. The company has partnered with MLB to air weekly “Friday Night Baseball” on Apple TV+ during the 2022 regular season, and will be the exclusive provider of MLS games for the next 10 years. Apple is also said to be a frontrunner for the broadcast rights to the NFL’s Sunday Ticket package starting next season.

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