Elon Musk says he is buying Manchester United

The American Glazer family owns the Premier League club Manchester United.

Billionaire Elon Musk is the CEO of Tesla. (File Photo)

Billionaire Elon Musk is the CEO of Tesla. (File Photo) | Photo Credit: REUTERS

The American Glazer family owns the Premier League club Manchester United.

Elon Musk, on Wednesday, tweeted he is buying Premier League club Manchester United. He didn't offer any further details.

"Also, I’m buying Manchester United ur welcome," Musk tweeted in a thread where he expressed his opinion about US politics.

While, his tweet took the internet by storm, he later clarified that the tweet was a joke and he wasnt buying the team.

However, the owner of the Manchester United, the American Glazer family, last year expressed its wish to sell the Old Trafford club if they were offered more than 4 billion pounds, ($4.84 billion).

Having lost to Brighton & Hove Albion and Brentford, Manchester United is currently langushing at the bottom of the EPL standings.

In recent years, fans protested against the Glazer family for the club's below-par performance in European football. Last season, Manchester United finished sixth in EPL and failed to qualify for the UEFA Champions League.

The Glazer family bought the club for 790 million pounds ($955.51 million) in 2005.

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