Elon Musk Buying Manchester United

Elon Musk tweeted that he is buying Manchester United, sparking debate about the club's future.

“I’m buying Manchester United ur welcome,” Musk tweeted on 17 August 2022. 

Musk has a habit of posting irreverent tweets, so it is uncertain whether he is serious about pursuing a deal.

According to its stock market estimate, buying United would cost Musk at least £2bn.

Manchester United is led by the six children of Malcolm Glazer, who bought a majority share in 2005.

The club and its owners responded to Musk's tweet with no quick response.

Manchester United fans protested the team's poor performance and involvement in a plan to launch a new "Super League" of Europe's richest teams.

After two straight losses, including an 0-4 setback to Brentford last weekend, Manchester United is currently last — the first time in 30 years.

Musk also claimed to buy Twitter for $44bn before the deal collapsed in July and has talked of colonising Mars and boosting birthrates on Earth.