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Elon Musk clears the air around his tweet saying he would buy English club Manchester United

The Tesla owner's tweet generates a buzz online, but Elon Musk clears the air regarding a Manchester United purchase
The Tesla owner's tweet generates a buzz online, but Elon Musk clears the air regarding a Manchester United purchase

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In the world of European football, more American clubs have shown interest in clubs, which Elon Musk should have initially done.

It was recently reported that Tesla’s founder was planning to buy England’s Manchester United club.

The tweet

On Wednesday, Elon Musk posted a series of tweets sharing plans to get Manchester United out of the hands of the Glazer family.

“Also, I’m buying Manchester United ur [sic] welcome,” he tweeted.

The reaction

Musk’s tweet garnered hundreds of thousands of likes and provoked various reactions. Fans of the English club were desperate to buy and others were less than enthusiastic.

Ryan Babel, former club rival and Dutch winger, replied:“Now i need to buy Man United stock got dammit lol.”

User CCFCDUBois joined the hype, saying,  “McTominay being subbed off for one of Elon Musk’s robots before HT will be comical.”

User Xirociroc also joked, tweeting a photo of striker Cristiano Ronaldo with the caption:

“Elon Musk programming Ronaldo to go back to his prime years #MUFC.”

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Manchester United are currently worth around $ 4.6 billion, and with Musk’s net worth of $ 270 billion, it would have been a dream come true after years of watching the Glazers raze the once prestigious club.

Musk later made it clear that he was joking.

“No, this is a long-running joke on Twitter,” he explained. “I’m not buying any sports team.”

Musk also said cabaret was his side business. However, he revealed that he is a longtime Red Devils fan.

“Although, if it were any team, it would be Man U. They were my fav [sic] team as a kid.”

Manchester United

The English club did not comment.

Rather, it seems the club is as focused on improving as last year, United have missed the opportunity to play in the Champions League.

The club tried to make amends and showed promise in pre-season matches. However, things have gotten worse since the beginning of the season.

Despite new manager Erik Ten Hag applying new strategies, Manchester United are at the bottom of the table with two defeats.

To add salt to the wound, rumors continue to circulate about the departure of the champion Cristiano Ronaldo, while the new signings have not materialized.

As a result, fans have become even more restless as they watch their beloved club kick off the season in a humiliating way.

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Reason for club’s decline

Manchester United have been on a downward spiral since iconic manager Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013. Others blame the Glazer family, whose club ownership began in 2005.

Since then, there have been protests against the Glazers’ ownership.


Many are desperate for new owners to take over and repair the damage done by the Glazers.

Elon Musk’s tweet sparked some hope for many.

Although initially a joke, his status as a United fan may still one day become a reality.


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