Breaking: Elon Musk says he's buying ManUtd

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Elon Musk announced on Twitter on Tuesday night that he was buying the Manchester United soccer team, however it was unclear if the eccentric billionaire, who is now facing legal action over his attempt to acquire Twitter, was sincere.

The 51-year-old CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, who enjoys making provocative comments on social media, replied to a previous tweet about backing both of America's major political parties with: "Also, I'm buying Manchester United ur welcome."

Fans of Manchester United have opposed the Glazers family's control of the team over the team's dismal recent results as well as its participation in a scheme to establish a new "Super League" of Europe's wealthiest teams.

Despite a shaky start to the current campaign, the Red Devils finished sixth in the English Premier League last year.

Elon Musk
Elon Musk
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