Tesla CEO has a history of making irreverent tweets and it was not immediately clear whether he planned to pursue a deal.
Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk has said he was buying football club Manchester United Plc.
“I’m buying Manchester United ur welcome” Musk said in a tweet.
Musk has a history of making irreverent tweets, and it was not immediately clear whether he planned to pursue a deal.
Manchester United, controlled by the American Glazer family, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The football club had a market capitalisation of $2.08 billion, as of Tuesday.
Also, I’m buying Manchester United ur welcome
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 17, 2022
Manchester United fans have in recent years protested against the Glazers, who bought the club for $955.51 million in 2005, due to the team’s struggles on the pitch.
The anti-Glazer movement gained momentum last year after United were involved in a failed attempt to form a breakaway European Super League.
Some fans have urged Musk to buy Manchester United instead of buying Twitter. Musk is trying to exit a $44 billion agreement to buy the social media company, which has taken him to court.