Elon Musk claims he’s buying Manchester United in shock announcement amid Twitter legal battle
ELON MUSK has dropped another bombshell – claiming he’s buying Manchester United.
The 51-year-old made the shock announcement on Twitter late on Tuesday night.
Manchester United are owned by the Glazer family, who also run the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
It was unclear whether the Tesla CEO was serious about his bid to buy the Premier League club.
Man Utd are one of the biggest sports teams in the world but have fallen on hard times in recent years.
They haven’t won the league since 2013 and their fans have protested many times against the owners.
The club are still a commercial powerhouse and valued around £4billion – just shy of $5billion.
Musk tweeted on Tuesday night: “Also, I’m buying Manchester United ur welcome.”
In more confusion, Musk tweeted as a direct reply another of his posts about politics.
The initial tweet read: “To be clear, I support the left half of the Republican Party and the right half of the Democratic Party!”
Musk, 51, faces a fiery legal battle against Twitter for dramatically pulling out of a $44billion buyout.
It’s been a whirlwind few months for Musk and Twitter, as the billionaire decided to pull out of the deal in a dispute over fake account bots.
The entrepreneur believes there are far more bots on Twitter than officials claim and accuses them of not providing enough information to settle his purchase.
Unhappy with the backtracking, bosses have decided to take Musk to court.
Lawyers for both sides will go head-to-head in Delaware Chancery Court starting on October 17 and continuing for five days.
Twitter’s team had requested to begin the trial as early as September to prevent Musk from further disparaging the company.
Musk wanted things to start in February 2023, claiming a “warp speed” trial is an attempt to derail his argument the platform is cluttered with spambots.