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Elon Musk, one of the wealthiest people in the world, is reportedly ‘monitoring the situation’ regarding Manchester United’s sale and could make a move to buy the club. The Glazers have set a soft deadline for prospective bids to be made by this Friday.
Sir Jim Ratcliffe remains the only person to publicly declare an interest in buying the club from the Glazers. But there is reportedy to be plenty of interest from US investors as well as Qatar-based groups.
And they could be joined in the bidding process by Musk, according to the Daily Mail. It’s claimed the tech-billionaire ‘likes’ United and is pondering over a decision to make a formal bid for the club.
The report suggests that Musk doesn’t want to miss out on a potential opportunity to invest in one of the biggest football teams in the world.
It was only a few months ago that Musk tweeted: “I’m buying Manchester United ur welcome.” The tweet immediately gained traction on social media among hordes of United supporters.
But Musk clarified that his tweet was a “long-running joke” a mere four hours later. “I’m not buying any sports teams,” Musk added. As well as causing momentary excitement among United supporters with his initial tweet, Musk also indirectly boosted the club’s shares by nearly 17 per cent.
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