Elon Musk has cruelly retracted claims he’s going to purchase Manchester United – clarifying he doesn’t intend to purchase any sports teams. The 51-year-old, who’s now price an estimated £209.7 billion as of August 2022, had teased supporters that he was considering a shock swoop to purchase the Red Devils from the Glazer family.
Fans begged Musk to purchase their club back in April on Twitter after the world’s richest figure struck a lucrative £35bn deal to purchase the app.
On the time, Musk had declared Coca-Cola was next on his list as he continued to play games on his social media channels.
Within the early hours of the morning (BST) on Wednesday, Musk rocked United’s fanbase by stating he was going to purchase the club.
He tweeted: “To be clear, I support the left half of the Republican Party and the best half of the Democratic Party!”
Before adding: “Also, I’m buying Manchester United ur welcome.”
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Coincidentally, Musk’s comments come at a time when interest in a possible change of ownership at Manchester United is amazingly high.
The Red Devils were handed a 4-0 drubbing by Brentford last weekend and their dismal begin to the season – which has seen them concede six goals in two matches – has only intensified the warmth on the Glazers.
Football agent Jon Smith is adamant the club will probably be sold inside the following two years on account of the vast interest in buying United.
Speaking on talkSPORT’s Transfer Social, Smith said: “Manchester United, I think, will probably be sold inside the following 24 months. There are people circling.
“The actual fact of the matter is that there are six siblings who’re currently within the ownership, that’s an enormous number to get everyone to walk out in a straight line together, so it might or may not [happen].
“I just get the sensation from the people over there that it they get a sentiment that it might be an option.
“Here’s one other addendum to that. Who knows what the Chelsea takeover cost, £2billion a change? Lots of the £3billion to £4billion was loan paybacks and various other things that were bolted on, but it surely was probably £2.5billion, heading towards £3billion, which sort of rerates Arsenal and Liverpool and the others.
“On a world income basis, nothing touches Manchester United, they’re in a league of their very own.”