Elon Musk, the eccentric CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, tweeted on Tuesday he was "buying Manchester United" as one of the most famous soccer clubs started their Premier League season in turmoil.
Musk made the remark in a series of tweets in which he joked about who he supported politically. Then, came the tweet about the Red Devils.
"Also, I’m buying Manchester United ur welcome."
The remark drew some interesting reaction on social media.
It’s unclear whether Musk was serious, but adding more fuel to the chaotic start to the 2022-23 season Manchester United has already gone through wasn’t exactly what they probably needed.
Manchester United started the season with a 2-1 loss to Brighton earlier this month and then this past weekend were shut out against Brentford 4-0. The squad boasts all-world players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Harry Maguire and Marcus Rashford and haven not won a Premier League fixture since May.
The squad has not won away from Old Trafford against Premier League opponents since March. The club hasn’t finished in first place in the league since 2013.
On top of that, reports indicated earlier Tuesday that Cristiano Ronaldo was allowed to seek a new club while the transfer window comes to a close.
Ronaldo pushed back on the rumors in an Instagram post, saying the media were "telling lies."
Manchester United Plc is the ownership group that controls the club. Joel and Avie Glazer are co-chairman for the club. The Glazer family also owns the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL.
According to Forbes, Manchester United is said to be worth around $4.6 billion. Amid fan protests last year, the Glazer family reportedly set an asking price of around $4 billion. The family bought the club in 2005 for more than $956 million.