Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted early Wednesday morning that he was buying English soccer club Manchester United, saying he was joking.
When asked if he was serious about the purchase, Must said, “No, this is a long-running joke on Twitter. I don’t buy any sports teams.” But he said that if he were to buy a sports team, it would be Manchester United because it was his favorite team as a child.
“Standup is my side-hustle,” he added in a separate tweet. The tech billionaire clarified that he was not buying Coca-Cola to “re-introduce cocaine” after previously joking about doing so.
Musk’s comments came after he made waves on social media when he tweeted that he was “also buying Manchester United”.
Elon Musk is buying Manchester United, he said
One of the most popular football clubs, the Red Devils have started the Premier League season with a bang.
The team started the season with a 2-1 defeat at Brighton earlier this month and were shut out 4-0 by Brentford last weekend. The team boast world-class players such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Harry Maguire and Marcus Rashford and have not won a Premier League game since May.
The team have failed to beat Premier League opposition away from Old Trafford since March. The club have not finished top of the league since 2013.
Elon Musk is buying many companies including Coca Cola… to increase cocaine
On top of that, as the transfer window draws to a close, Cristiano Ronaldo has been given permission to look for a new club, according to reports earlier on Tuesday.
In a post on Instagram, Ronaldo pushed back on the rumours, saying the media were “telling lies”.
Manchester United PLC is the ownership group that controls the club. Joel and Avi Glazer are co-chairs of the club. The Glazer family also owns the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Get FOX BUSINESS on the go by clicking here
According to Forbes, Manchester United is worth around $4.6 billion. Last year, the Glazer family was reportedly worth nearly $4 billion amid fan protests. The family purchased the club in 2005 for over $956 million.
Fox News’ Ryan Gaydos contributed to this report.