Elon Musk claims he’s buying Manchester United: ‘Ur welcome’

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Elon Musk has tweeted that he's purchasing Manchester United, telling his fans: “Ur welcome.”

The Tesla and SpaceX wealthy person has a historical past of shaggy dog story bulletins and claims about his trade dealings that don't pan out, so it's unclear how critical he's.

Stocks in Manchester United are publicly traded at the inventory marketplace, however the American Glazer circle of relatives reportedly retain a controlling proportion.

The Glazers purchased the storied soccer crew in 2005 in a debatable £790m takeover, in large part funded via debt that was once loaded onto the membership itself.

Since then the crew has struggled to check its former wearing glory, and has now not received the English Premier League for the reason that 2012-13 season. It's lately on the backside of the desk.

Mr Musk’s tweet, despatched at 1am UK time on Wednesday morning, when British executives and PR body of workers had been more likely to be asleep, gave no main points and was once the newest in an extended line of irreverent “bulletins”.

In 2018, he falsely claimed that he had “investment secured” to take Tesla, his electrical automotive corporate, off the inventory marketplace, which ended in him and the company being fined a complete of $40 million via US monetary regulators.

On the other hand, Manchester United’s general marketplace worth of $2.1bn can be not likely to stretch the handbag of Mr Musk, who's estimated to be the richest particular person on Earth with a fortune of $267bn.