Man United Fans Plead For Elon Musk To Buy Premier League Club After $43bn Twitter Bid
Musk, 50, on Thursday revealed that he had launched an astonishing takeover bid of $43bn to snap up the popular social media platform.
The outspoken Tesla chief, who owns a 9.2 per cent stake in Twitter, confirmed that his offer would see him purchase Twitter for $54.20 a share.
Now, United fans who are disgruntled with the Glazers’ controversial ownership of the Old Trafford outfit want Musk to turn his attention away from Twitter and towards the Red Devils instead.
One fan posted: “Buy Manchester United [Elon Musk] and invest $2billion to sign all the young best players in the world. Trust me, you’ll cash out soon and make noise on Twitter with it. Don’t buy Twitter!”
Someone else commented: “I am very certain if Elon Musk can propose a price for Manchester United, then the Glazers will leave as soon as the price tag is mentioned. Thus [Marcus] Rashford and [Cristiano] Ronaldo will stay.”
And a third Twitter user wrote: “[Elon Musk] Wanna own a soccer team? Manchester United is that club, bro!”
Elon Musk use the money to buy Manchester United instead. Spend 3 billion on new players and win every trophies in the world. Rethink your decision https://t.co/saUTbEJ5m8— EvAnS Ne-Yo (@Evans_NeYo) April 14, 2022
How about buying Manchester United instead of twitter, @elonmusk— sam_c345 (@C345Sam) April 14, 2022
While a fourth tweeted: “[Elon Musk] is the real-life Iron Man. Buy [Manchester United] and do some crazy stuff, Elon!”
Musk is committed to his desired acquisition of Twitter and believes the platform’s board of directors must not reject his offer by going against the financial interests of shareholders.
“Absolutely. It would be utterly indefensible not to put this offer to a shareholder vote. They own the company, not the board of directors,” he tweeted.
Musk later tweeted: “If the current Twitter board takes actions contrary to shareholder interests, they would be breaching their fiduciary duty.
“The liability they would thereby assume would be titanic in scale.”
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