Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted Tuesday evening that he is purchasing the Manchester United football club, although it was not immediately clear whether the billionaire investor was serious about pursuing a deal, his tweet took the internet by storm. on social media he said: “Also, I’m buying Manchester United ur welcome.”
Elon Musk’s tweet garnered tens of thousands of likes within minutes and triggered hilarious responses from social media users.
Manchester United,a legendary English football club is currently led by the six children of late American businessman Malcolm Glazer, who took a controlling stake in the franchise in 2005.
The American Glazer family, which controls the club, has been facing the ire of the Manchester United fans due to the team’s struggles on the pitch – the Old Trafford-based club is currently at the bottom of the Premier League after a 4-0 thrashing by Brentford in an away game. In recent years, Manchester United fans have protested against the Glazers, who bought the club for 790 million pounds ($955.51 million) in 2005.Shares of the team listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
The Glazer family also owns the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, an NFL franchise in Florida.