Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said he will buy Manchester United in a surprise announcement for an American businessman.
“I will buy Manchester United,” Musk wrote on his Twitter account.
In addition, I buy Manchester United, welcome
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 17, 2022But it was unclear how serious the billionaire was about closing the deal, as he has a history of misleading tweets. Manchester United is one of the most famous clubs in the world, having won the English Premier League 20 times in addition to the European Cup. (Champions League) 3 times.
Reuters was unable to get a comment from United, which is owned by the American Glazer family.
The market value of the English club is £2.08 billion.
And in recent years, United fans have witnessed protests against the Glazer family, who bought the club in 2005 for £790m ($955.51m) over its fall in the league.
Protests against the family gained momentum last year after United’s decision to enter the European Super League project fell through days after it was announced.
Some fans asked Musk to buy Manchester United instead of Twitter.
Musk is trying to back out of a $44 billion deal to buy Twitter after agreeing to it, prompting the company to sue him.