Elon Musk to buy Manchester United
Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said on Tuesday he was buying football club Manchester United Plc.
Musk, the richest person in the world, has a history of making irreverent tweets, and it was not immediately clear whether he planned to pursue a deal.
“I’m buying Manchester United ur welcome,” Musk said in a tweet.
Manchester United is one of the world’s best supported football clubs.
They have been champions of England a record 20 times and have won the European Cup, the most prestigious club competition in the global game, three times.
The team is controlled by the American Glazer family, who did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The football club had a market capitalization of $2.08 billion, as of Tuesday’s stock market close.
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