Elon Musk Says Buying British Football Club Manchester United
Elon Musk on Wednesday announced on Twitter that he is buying British football club Manchester United.
Musk, however, did not disclose the sum he is paying for acquiring the legendary football team.
Also, I’m buying Manchester United ur welcome— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 17, 2022
The club has the latest market cap of nearly $2.08 billion.
“I’m buying Manchester United ur welcome,” Musk posted in a tweet.
However, it was not immediately clear if Musk was just having fun or was serious about the acquisition.
The American Glazer family owns the club and purchased it for around 790 million pounds in 2005.
The announcement came as he was engaged in a political tweet thread.
“To be clear, I support the left half of the Republican Party and the right half of the Democratic Party!” he posted, before the US midterm elections in November.
Musk supporters have asked him to buy Manchester United rather than Twitter in the past.
Manchester United Football Club, commonly referred to as Man United, or simply United is based in the Old Trafford area of Greater Manchester, England.
The club competes in the Premier League, the top division in the English football league system.
Nicknamed the Red Devils, it was founded as Newton Heath LYR Football Club in 1878 but changed its name to Manchester United in 1902. The club moved from Newton Heath to its current stadium, Old Trafford, in 1910.
Manchester United has won a record 20 League titles, 12 FA Cups, five League Cups, and a record 21 FA Community Shields.
It is one of the most widely supported football clubs in the world and has rivalries with Liverpool, Manchester City, Arsenal, and Leeds United.