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Elon Musk Could Buy Manchester United For £4.5 Billion


  • Elon Musk is reportedly interested in buying English top-flight club Manchester United for about £4.5 billion.
  • The Tesla boss faces competition from Britain richest man, Sir Jim Ratcliffe, and investors from Qatar and the Middle East.
  • Buying the football team could further boost Elon Musk popularity, help market his other companies, and make him profit.


Football fans are excited with the news that Elon Musk could make a bid for English Premier League club Manchester United by Friday. Although, the vocal tech billionaire has said nothing to confirm or deny the rumours.


According to a report by UK’s Mirror, the club’s current owner, the Glazer family, are shopping for new owners and have been doing so since November 2022. Recall that iPhone maker, Apple, was also reportedly eyeing the deal as Tim Cook is a sports lover.


For now, there isn’t much to go on apart from reports within the Tesla CEO’s camp that he is monitoring the situation. With a net worth of over £157 billion, buying the club may not be much of a challenge for Musk. He is also said to be a boyhood fan of the club.


Manchester United team photo
Manchester United team photo. Image Source: Manchester Evening News.


In addition, running a football club will be much easier that running tech companies, which he currently has his hands full with.


Musk is not alone in chasing the deal as Britain richest man, Sir Jim Ratcliffe, is also said to be involved and one of the best fit. In addition, there are also some investors from Qatar and the Middle East that are interested in seizing the deal.

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In recent years, we have seen many top flight English teams, like Manchester City and Newcastle, fall into the hands of Qatari billionaires and the Old Trafford club could be next.


The club’s fans have become fed up with the management under the Glazers for a long time. They even faced criticism from a club legend, Cristiano Ronaldo, who bashed the poor facilities in the home ground among other management related shortcomings.

Should Elon Musk buy Manchester United?


Acquiring Manchester United has several advantages for Musk and little challenges, which money can solve. For one, the billionaire will win himself a tens of millions of new fans from the club’s fan base.


Also, sport events are the most watched programmes on TV in England and his team wearing ads for one or more of his companies could really boost sales and reduce their marketing costs.


Manchester United revenue 2022
Manchester United revenue 2022. Image Source: Statista.


There is also the business aspect as the club is arguably the biggest in the country and one of the biggest in the world. Revenues can help offset the money he paid for it in a matter of years and later turn to profit.


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