Football: Elon Musk ready to buy Manchester United?

In a tweet published overnight from Tuesday to Wednesday, billionaire Elon Musk announced that he wanted to buy the English club Manchester United, before declaring a few hours later that it was a “joke”.

Elon Musk once again stirred the web with a tweet. Boss of Tesla and Space X, the billionaire, accustomed to provocations on the social network, has announced that he wants to buy the Manchester United football club. “And I’m buying Manchester United, you’re welcome,” he wrote. A message that has been “liked” more than 600,000 times and which has generated many reactions.

But a few hours later, he denied wanting to acquire the British formation and mentioned a joke. “No it’s a joke (…). I have no plans to buy any sports club,” he replied to a user, still on the social network, even though Manchester United “was his favorite team” when he was a “child”.

This tweet was all the more talked about as the English club, owned by the Glazer family, is going through a crisis and is having a complicated start to the season in the Premier League. Last weekend, the Red Devils were humiliated on the lawn of Brentford (4-0), suffering a second defeat in as many days.

For his part, Elon Musk recently sold for nearly $ 7 billion of shares in his car group Tesla, while he is in the midst of a legal battle over his failed takeover project of Twitter.

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