Man United fans plead for Elon Musk to buy Premier League club after $43bn bid on Twitter

Musk, 50, revealed on Thursday that he had launched a stunning $43 billion takeover bid to take over the popular social media platform.

The outspoken Tesla chief, who owns a 9.2% stake in Twitter, confirmed his offer would see him buy Twitter for $54.20 a share.

Now United fans unhappy with the Glazers’ controversial ownership of the Old Trafford outfit want Musk to divert his attention from Twitter and turn to the Red Devils instead.

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One fan posted: “Buy Manchester United [Elon Musk] and invest $2 billion to sign all the best young players in the world. Trust me, you’ll be cashing in soon and making noise on Twitter with it. Don’t buy Twitter!

Someone else commented: “I’m very certain that if Elon Musk can come up with a price for Manchester United then the Glazers will leave as soon as the price is mentioned. Thereby [Marcus] Rashford and [Cristiano] Ronaldo will stay.

And a third Twitter user wrote:[Elon Musk] Want to own a football team? Manchester United is that club, bro!

While a fourth tweeted: “[Elon Musk] is the real Iron Man. To buy [Manchester United] and do crazy things, Elon!

Musk is committed to his desired acquisition of Twitter and believes the platform’s board should not reject his offer by going against shareholders’ financial interests.

“Absolutely. It would be completely indefensible not to put this offer to a shareholder vote. They own the company, not the board,” he tweeted.

Musk then tweeted: “If the current Twitter board takes action contrary to the interests of shareholders, it would violate its fiduciary duty.

“The responsibility they would thus assume would be of titanic magnitude.”

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