Founder and CEO of electric car maker Tesla and Space Exploration Technologies Corp. – SpaceX and the richest man in the world, Elon Musk suddenly announced that he wants to acquire Manchester United.
Elon Musk is famous for many scandals and shocking statements on social networks. Last night and early this morning, netizens around the world were stirred by the fact that billionaire Elon Musk shared on Twitter that he was pursuing ownership of the Manchester United club. Despite having a poor record, Man United is still the most famous team and has the most fans on the planet.
“I’m buying Manchester United ur welcome”
“I’m buying Manchester United, ur welcome,” Musk tweeted.
Also, I’m buying Manchester United ur welcome
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 17, 2022
In Vietnam, Man United is also a team with a long history, many titles and the largest number of fans. The Red Devils have won the English domestic league 20 times and the European championship three times, especially under the reign of Sir Alex Ferguson.
However, those glory days seem to be fading. The current situation of Man United is the complete opposite, extremely bad. Last season, this team only finished in 6th place in the rankings with the lowest score in the team’s Premier League history, the team had to work very hard to get a place in the UEFA Europa. This season, after 2 rounds, the Red Devils all lost and stood at the bottom of the rankings. The club has not had a new title for a long time.
It is known that Manchester United is valued at 2.08 billion USD, as of the close of the stock market on Tuesday, August 16.
The owners of the club are an American tycoon family – the Glazer family, these are considered the most hated “boss” in the football world. Manchester United fans have always opposed the Glazers, arguing that the owners just want to make money from the club and have no intention of building it. Glazer bought the club for £790 million ($955.51 million) in 2005, due to the team’s financial difficulties. Currently, they have bid the club up to £ 4 billion.
The anti-Glazer movement grew stronger last year after United joined the coalition to form a European Super League, breaking away from the UEFA system.
Another false promise? A long-running joke
Some United fans have urged Elon Musk to buy Manchester United instead of buying Twitter. However, Musk is trying to get out of a $44 billion deal to buy the social network. Twitter shareholders are now consolidating evidence to take Musk to court for stock manipulation. It is possible that Musk’s claim to buy United was just a “joke” and a “false promise”.
Elon Musk, in his Twitter post responded to the comments: “No, this is a long-running joke on Twitter. I’m not buying any sports teams”.
Elon Musk is a South African-American engineer, financier, inventor, technology entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is likened to the real-life version of Iron Man.
His private life is a series of scandals from giving “confusing” names to his children or having “illegitimate relationships” with colleagues and famous stars and actors. Most recently, having an affair with Amber Heard in Johnny Depp’s house.
He is the founder, CEO and chief engineer/designer of Space Exploration Technologies Corp. – SpaceX. He is also the original investor, CEO and product architect of electric vehicle company Tesla, Inc.; The Boring Company; Neuralink; OpenAI, … are also companies that Musk co-founded.
Elon Musk is the richest person in the world at the moment, when his net worth surpasses the $273 billion mark in April 2022. Compared to Musk’s fortune, the Glazer family or every boss in the football world. are all “no door”.