Elon Musk, the world’s richest individual, on Tuesday tweeted that he was shopping for soccer membership Manchester United Plc, with out providing any particulars.
Musk has a historical past of being unconventional and making irreverent tweets, and it was not instantly clear whether or not he deliberate to pursue a deal to safe Manchester United.
“I’m shopping for Manchester United ur welcome,” Musk stated in a tweet. The workforce is managed by the American Glazer household. Neither the household nor Musk instantly responded to a request for remark.
Additionally, I’m shopping for Manchester United ur welcome
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 17, 2022
British newspaper The Every day Mirror reported final 12 months that the Glazers have been ready to promote the membership however provided that they have been provided in extra of 4 billion kilos.($4.84 billion)
Musk is at the moment making an attempt to exit a $44 billion settlement to purchase the social media firm, which has taken him to court docket.
Manchester United is without doubt one of the world’s greatest supported soccer golf equipment. They’ve been champions of England a report 20 occasions and have gained the European Cup, probably the most prestigious membership competitors within the international recreation, thrice.
Dissatisfaction amongst followers on the Glazers’ perceived lack of ambition to usher in prime gamers intensified after the membership completed sixth within the English Premier League final season, whereas crosstown rivals Manchester Metropolis gained a second successive title.
The soccer membership had a market capitalisation of $2.08 billion, as of Tuesday’s inventory market shut.
Manchester United followers have in recent times protested towards the Glazers, who purchased the membership for 790 million kilos ($955.51 million) in 2005, as a result of workforce’s struggles on the pitch.
The anti-Glazer motion gained momentum final 12 months after United have been concerned in a failed try to kind a breakaway European Tremendous League.
Some followers have urged Musk to purchase Manchester United as an alternative of shopping for Twitter.
Musk has a historical past of unconventional actions and feedback, making it troublesome generally to inform when he’s joking.
His ambitions vary from colonising Mars to creating a brand new sustainable vitality economic system, and within the course of he has constructed probably the most worthwhile automotive firm on the planet, electrical automobile maker Tesla, rocket firm SpaceX, and a slew of smaller corporations. One is a tunnel maker known as the Boring Firm.
Musk has appeared to smoke marijuana in a podcast and fought U.S. regulators over his feedback about his plans for Tesla, together with an deserted effort to take it personal.