After Twitter, Elon Musk about to buy Manchester United?

News hardware After Twitter, Elon Musk about to buy Manchester United?

In a tweet of which only he has the secret, Elon Musk announced yesterday, to everyone’s surprise, that he wanted to buy the emblematic Manchester United football club, owned by the Glazer family since 2005 and which club fans dream of seeing leave. .

Manchester United, a club in full decline despite Cristiano Ronaldo

While the non-takeover of Twitter is currently being played out in US courts, Elon Musk made the hearts of Manchester United club fans capsize for a few hours yesterday before going back on his remarks.

But as often with Elon Musk, was it really a little joke or a bottle thrown into the sea to test the waters and gauge the reaction of the fans, very angry with the Glazer family, currently at the head of the mythical club.

But what could have been going on in the head of the richest man in the world to make such an outing? That, we will probably never know, especially since it all started with a tweet that had absolutely nothing to do with sport where in the middle of the night (at 1:56 a.m. to be precise), the boss of Tesla is there went from his little political commentary:

To be clear, I support the left half of the Republican Party and the right half of the Democratic Party.

And without warning, a few minutes later, at 2:01 a.m.:

By the way, I’m buying Manchester United, you’re welcome.

It was enough to unleash the passions, the tweet recording more than 850,000 likes in less than 24 hours, rekindling the flame among supporters desperate for the results of their team for several years and whose catastrophic start to the season (2 defeats in 2 games, last in the English championship) does not lend itself to enthusiasm.

Finally it was only a joke… temporary?

A few hours later, at 6:34 a.m. (probably after having slept for a few hours), Elon finally returned to his words:

No, it’s a longtime joke on Twitter. I don’t buy any sports teams.

But to clarify, however, half an hour later:

However, if I had to buy a team, it would be Manchester United. It was my favorite team when I was little.

Fake joy, little joke or real intention, with Elon Musk nothing is ever announced by chance. An offensive on the Mancunian club in the months or years to come cannot therefore be ruled out, with Elon, we know that anything is possible…

Bought on May 12, 2005 by American tycoon Malcolm Glazer, the Manchester United football club is currently owned by the billionaire’s six children after his death in May 2014. And if Man U is still considered one of the biggest football clubs on the planet, his last league title dates back to the 2012/2013 season, the last with Sir Alex Ferguson.

Since then, apart from two second places, the team has vegetated between 4th and 7th place. Fans have been calling for the head of the Glazer family for many years, and the protests are growing this season. Will Elon Musk be the long-awaited savior?

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