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In the world of European football, more American clubs have shown interest in clubs, something Elon Musk teased about on Twitter.
It was recently reported that Tesla’s founder plans to buy English club Manchester United.
On Wednesday, Elon Musk released a series of tweets sharing plans to free Manchester United from the Glazer family.
“Also, I’m buying Manchester United ur [sic] welcome,” he tweeted.
Musk’s tweet received hundreds of thousands of likes and provoked various reactions. Fans of the English club were keen to buy, while others were less enthusiastic.
Former club rival and Dutch winger Ryan Babel replied: “Now i need to buy Man United stock got dammit lol.”
User CCFCDUBois joined in the hype saying, “McTominay being subbed off for one of Elon Musk’s robots before HT will be comical.”
User Xirociroc also joked, tweeting a photo of striker Cristiano Ronaldo with the caption:
“Elon Musk programming Ronaldo to go back to his prime years #MUFC.”
Manchester United are currently worth around $4.6 billion and with Musk’s net worth of $270 billion, it would have been a dream come true after years of watching the Glazers destroy the once-prestigious club.
Musk then clarified that he was joking.
“No, this is a long-running joke on Twitter,” he explained. “I’m not buying any sports team.”
Musk has also said cabaret is his side business. However, he revealed that he has been a longtime Red Devils fan.
“Although, if it were any team, it would be Man U. They were my fav [sic] team as a kid.”
The English club did not comment.
Rather, it appears the club are as focused on improving as they were last year, with United missing out on the opportunity to play in the Champions League.
The club tried to make up for it and showed promise in pre-season matches. However, since the beginning of the season it has gotten worse.
Despite new manager Erik Ten Hag applying new strategies, Manchester United are at the bottom of the table with two defeats.
To add salt to the wound, rumors continue to circulate about the departure of the champion Cristiano Ronaldo, while the new signings have not materialized.
As a result, fans have become even more agitated as they watch their beloved club kick off the season in a humiliating way.
The club’s dip in form
Manchester United have been on a downward spiral since iconic manager Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013. Others blame the Glazer family, whose club ownership began in 2005.
Since then, there have been protests against the Glazers’ ownership.
Many are desperate for new owners to take over and repair the damage to the Glazers.
Elon Musk’s tweet sparked hope for many.
Although initially a joke, his status as a United fan may someday become a reality.