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After his much-anticipated deal with Twitter fell through, Elon Musk might want to buy a top soccer team.
In a tweet on Tuesday, the richest person in the world said he was buying Manchester United. It's not clear if the eccentric billionaire was serious or just making up more strange talk.
“Also, I’m buying Manchester United ur welcome,” the Tesla CEO tweeted.
Also, I’m buying Manchester United ur welcome— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 17, 2022
The random post comes after he also randomly tweeted “To be clear, I support the left half of the Republican Party and the right half of the Democratic Party!”
Manchester United is one of the most well-known names in sports. They have won a record 20 English league titles and three European Cups.
The Glazer family owns the team. Reuters sent them a message asking for a comment, but they didn't answer right away.
The Glazer family bought the team for $955.51 million in 2005, but fans are angry with them because the team hasn't done well on the field lately.
Musk also didn't answer a message asking for his opinion.
Forbes said that the soccer club was worth $4.6 billion as of May. At the end of Tuesday's stock market day, its market capitalization was $2.08 billion.
Musk also said earlier this year that he was going to buy Twitter, and he even made a deal to buy the social media company for $44 billion. But then he backed out of the deal, saying that the company wasn't being honest about how many fake accounts were on the site.
The company then sued Musk to force him to go through with the deal, which would be good for Twitter stockholders.