Elon Musk claims he’s buying Manchester United in shock announcement amid Twitter legal battle

ELON MUSK has dropped another bombshell – he claims he’s buying Manchester United.

The 51-year-old made the shock announcement on Twitter late Tuesday evening.

Elon Musk has claimed he is buying Manchester United

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Elon Musk has claimed he is buying Manchester UnitedPhoto credit: Reuters
Manchester United is currently owned by the Glazers

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Manchester United is currently owned by the GlazersPhoto credit: Getty Images – Getty
Manchester United is one of the greatest sports teams in the world

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Manchester United is one of the greatest sports teams in the worldPhoto credit: Getty

Manchester United is owned by the Glazer family, who also run the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

It was unclear whether the Tesla CEO was serious about his offer to buy the Premier League club.

Man Utd are one of the greatest sports teams in the world but have endured tough times in recent years.

They haven’t won the league since 2013 and their fans have protested the owners many times.

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Still a commercial powerhouse, the club is valued at around £4bn – just under $5bn.

Musk tweeted Tuesday night: “Also I’m buying Manchester United, welcome.”

In even greater confusion, Musk tweeted another of his posts about politics in direct response.

The first tweet read, “To be clear, I support the left half of the Republican Party and the right half of the Democratic Party!”

Musk, 51, is facing a heated legal battle with Twitter over its dramatic pullout from a $44 billion buyout.

It was a whirlwind for Musk and Twitter when the billionaire decided to back out of the deal amid a dispute over fake account bots.

The entrepreneur believes there are far more bots on Twitter than officials are claiming, accusing them of not providing enough information to complete his purchase.

Unhappy with the backtracking, bosses have decided to take Musk to court.

Attorneys from both sides will face off in the Delaware Chancery Court for five days beginning October 17.

The Twitter team had requested that the process begin as early as September to prevent Musk from further disparaging the company.

Musk wanted things to start in February 2023, and claimed a “warp speed” process was an attempt to derail his argument that the platform was riddled with spambots.

https://www.the-sun.com/sport/soccer/6015579/elon-musk-manchester-united/ Elon Musk claims he’s buying Manchester United in shock announcement amid Twitter legal battle

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