Musk says it's 'long-running joke' about buying Manchester United

The American Glazer family owns the club, who purchased it for around 790 million pounds in 2005.

Elon Musk, Manchester United

 After saying that he was buying British football club Manchester United, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk on Wednesday denied the news and said it is a "long-running joke on Twitter".

When asked by a user on the micro-blogging platform if he was serious about buying the club, Musk replied: "No, this is a long-running joke on Twitter. I'm not buying any sports teams."