Elon Musk tweets ‘I’m buying Manchester United Football Club’

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Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said he was buying football club Manchester United Plc on Tuesday.

Musk has a history of being unconventional and posting irreverent tweets. It was not immediately clear whether he planned to pursue a deal to acquire Manchester United.

Only four months after announcing he would buy Twitter (NYSE: TWTR), Musk is now trying to exit a $44 billion agreement to purchase the social media company, which has taken him to court.

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Manchester United is one of the most famous names in world soccer but is currently in crisis on the field amid angry calls from fans for the club’s current owners, the American Glazer family, to pull out.

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“I’m buying Manchester United ur (sic) welcome,” Musk said in a tweet. The northern England-based team has more than 32 million followers on its primary Twitter account and Musk’s tweet had garnered nearly 320,000 ‘likes’ on the platform within three hours.

Manchester United, controlled by the American Glazer family, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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The football club had a market capitalization of $2.08 billion, as of Tuesday’s close.

Manchester United fans have in recent years protested against the Glazers, who bought the club for 790 million pounds ($955.51 million) in 2005, due to the team’s struggles on the pitch.

The anti-Glazer movement gained momentum last year after United was involved.

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