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Manchester United fans’ prayers have finally been answered.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has announced plans to buy the football club in an extravagant tweet that has sent football fans into meltdown.
The billionaire tweeted: “Also I’m buying Manchester United ur welcome.”
Also, I’m buying Manchester United ur welcome— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 17, 2022
Although Musk has a history of erratic and unconventional plans and ideas, Red Devils fans will be rejoicing at the prospect of new ownership.
United supporters have been at odds with their current owners the Glazers since the Americans bought the club, and things have only gotten worse.
United currently sit bottom of the English Premier League and fans place the blame majorly on their ownership.
Things have only been getting worse in recent years, with the team on the pitch and the facilities at Old Trafford, and the club's training ground, declining with no investment from the owners' money, as they continue to only take it out of the club.
There are currently plans in place for the fans to boycott the club’s next match at Old Trafford against huge rivals Liverpool.
The hashtag #EmptyOldTrafford has been gathering momentum on social media, with the latest plan meaning fans will empty their seats and leave the stadium looking bare.
Of course, we can never really know whether Musk is joking or not, and perhaps the outrageous tweet was more of a way to draw away focus from his previous tweet.
Musk had tweeted: “To be clear, I support the left half of the Republican Party and the right half of the Democratic Party!”
To be clear, I support the left half of the Republican Party and the right half of the Democratic Party!— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 16, 2022
However, United supporters will be hoping he can use some of his extraordinary fortunes to pay the Glazers their hefty AU$7 million (£4 billion) asking price.
Fans online were salivating at the prospect, while others took the opportunity to poke fun at United's expense.
One fan tweeted: “He found out about all the space in our midfield.”
Another said: “If they keep playing like they have been you’ll get a discount.”
Whilst another tweeted: “Please send Maguire to Mars.”
Of course, there was the odd Arsenal fan in the comments trying to put the attention on the North London side instead.
They tweeted: “Buy Arsenal pls.”
The SpaceX CEO is currently trying to exit his AU$62 billion (US$44b, £36b) deal to buy the social media company, according to Yahoo Finance.
Unfortunately for everyone though, the billionaire later revealed that it was all just an elaborate prank, damn you Elon and your mischievous ways!
No, this is a long-running joke on Twitter. I’m not buying any sports teams.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 17, 2022
Whilst that might have been good news for those Gunners' who wanted the investment in their team, even they were given a blow as he also added that 'if it were any team it would be Man U,' as they were his favourites as a kid.
Hope springs eternal at Old Trafford...