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Elon Musk announces plans to buy Manchester United

Jayden Collins

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Elon Musk announces plans to buy Manchester United

Elon Musk has announced he is keen on buying the Manchester United football club.

The Tesla owner has a history of making outrageous plans and unconventional tweets, but his latest idea has sent football fans into meltdown.

The world’s richest person tweeted: “I’m buying Manchester United ur welcome.”


Manchester United is one of the biggest football clubs in the world, and they’re also a club in dire straits. 

They currently sit at the bottom of the English Premier League, a league they once dominated and, the fans put most of the blame on their American owners, the Glazers.

United fans have been at odds with their overlords since the Tampa Bay Buccaneers owners used multiple loans in order to buy the club back in 2005. 

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Fans have protested their ownership on multiple occasions with the slogan ‘Glazers Out’ often seen on banners throughout Old Trafford.

Things have only been getting worse in recent years, with the team on the pitch, the facilities at Old Trafford, and the club's training ground all declining, with no investment from the owners' money.

There are currently plans in place for the fans to boycott the club’s next match at Old Trafford against huge rivals Liverpool.


The hashtag #EmptyOldTrafford has been gathering momentum on social media, with the latest plan meaning fans will empty their seats and leave the stadium looking bare. 

The Mirror reported last year that the Glazers would be open to selling the club for a measly AU$7 million (£4 billion)

Fans protest against the Glazers. Image: Alamy
Fans protest against the Glazers. Image: Alamy

A hefty amount of cash, but perhaps not too out of the price range of mighty Elon’s.


Of course, we can never really know whether Musk is joking or not, and perhaps the outrageous tweet was more of a way to draw away focus from his previous tweet.

Musk had tweeted: “To be clear, I support the left half of the Republican Party and the right half of the Democratic Party!”

His next tweet seemed completely left-field, but fans have been clamouring for Musk to buy Manchester United instead of buying Twitter.

The SpaceX CEO is currently trying to exit his AU$62 billion (US$44b, £36b) deal to buy the social media company, according to Yahoo Finance


For Manchester United fan’s sake, we hope the billionaire can indeed pull out of the deal and use some of those saved funds to purchase the English side.

Featured Image Credit: David Branson / Alamy. Andrew Jankunas / Alamy.

Topics: Elon Musk, Twitter, Manchester United, Sport, Football

Jayden Collins
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