Wednesday, September 28

Is Elon Musk buying Manchester United? | Digital Trends Spanish

The fans of Man Utd They are not having a good time at the start of the 2022-23 Premier League season, since for now they are in a historic last place. But it’s been a while since the “Red Devils” haven’t raised their heads and haven’t come close to the title, something they took advantage of Elon Musk to make a curious statement of intent on Twitter.

The tech mogul claimed he was willing to buy the Old Trafford cast.

Also, I’m buying Manchester United ur welcome

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 17, 2022

This caught the attention of millions of Manchester United fans and surely raised the alerts of Cristiano Ronaldo himself, but shortly after, Musk stepped back to admit that it was a joke.

No, this is a long-running joke on Twitter. I’m not buying any sports teams.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 17, 2022

Having bought Manchester United would have cost Elon Musk about $2.4 billion.

Many were quick to point out that Musk had also promised to buy Twitter for $44 billion before the deal collapsed in July, and has also boasted about colonizing Mars and increasing birth rates on Earth.

That’s what you said about Twitter.

— Sema (@_SemaHernandez_) August 17, 2022

If @elonmusk really is buying @ManUtd he will get 1.1bn followers for $2bn. That beats buying Twitter in terms of $ for global reach.https://t.co/7JbdWd5ECM

— Raoul Pal (@RaoulGMI) August 17, 2022

The Guardian newspaper, however, has a critical view if something like this had been consummated: «an acquisition by Musk would have been a case of leaving the frying pan and entering the fire for the club, given the billionaire’s tendency to comment improvised and fall out of favor with market regulators’.

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