And he’s zeroed in on none other than Manchester United. Hot off garnering their worst result in the Premier League and finishing sixth last season, it seems the once crown jewel of the Premier League now has sharks circling, with Elon and his $270 billion USD bank account leading the pack.
Taking to Twitter to make clear his political leanings, it seems the Tesla head honcho was in the mood to stir up even more controversy, adding, ““Also, I’m buying Manchester United ur welcome”.
Although, similarly to his Twitter takeover, it seems he might have a fight on his hands, with longtime owners of the club (the American Glazer family) refusing countless offers for the team in the past. Still, considering old mate just sold $6.9 billion USD ($10 billion AUD) of Tesla stock, we’re guessing he’ll be more than able to change their minds, especially while the club is in such obvious disarray.
Also, I’m buying Manchester United ur welcome
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 17, 2022
No doubt Musk’s decision is set to cause plenty off waves in the football world. Check out some responses to his latest tweet below, and keep an eye out for the next instalment of his seemingly never-ending trolling.
Manchester United fans to Elon Musk right now pic.twitter.com/IcTkbTnr54
— Abuja Boy🦅 (@p_jasini) August 17, 2022
I am 100% in favor of Elon Musk buying Manchester United. We could easily meme him into hiring Sam Allardyce and signing Balotelli.
— Adam Herman (@AdamZHerman) August 17, 2022
When I saw Elon Musk buying Man United: pic.twitter.com/LilinOuuCV
— Seán Sheehan (@SeanSheehanBA) August 17, 2022
1/ @elonmusk is not buying Manchester United. Elon is a troll. The reason Elon trolls is because he knows some people don't understand he is trolling which brings him amusement. I do the same thing. It's funny to troll people who don't understand you and never know if you're srs.
— stevenmarkryan (@stevenmarkryan) August 17, 2022
Just woke up from a crazy dream. Elon Musk said he was going to buy Manchester United.
Anyway, going back to sleep now.
— Ryan (@Itshaber) August 17, 2022
So Elon Musk says he's going to buy Manchester United. Just swear yourself in as owner #DoAScoMo
— Melanie Usher (@mjgal) August 17, 2022
— Siddartha Khastgir (@siddkhastgir) August 17, 2022
— david eades (@bbcdavideades) August 17, 2022