Fans got irritated after knowing  musks claim to buy Manchester United, a joke.

On Twitter, some Manchester United supporters had already pushed Musk to think about purchasing the team.

protesting about what they perceive to be inadequate investment at one of the largest football clubs in the world.

Since the era of the renowned manager Sir Alex Ferguson, United has not won the English league championship.

Despite the efforts of a cast of eight regular and interim coaches since then, United only managed to secure one of their record-breaking 20 victories in 2013.

Before Musk clarified that he was merely making fun of the situation, some users mockingly likened his tweet to his unsuccessful attempt to acquire Twitter.

The team from Northern England has over 32 million followers on its primary Twitter account.

Within six hours, Musk's initial tweet about the club received over 500,000 'likes' on the network.

After Musk stated that he was joking, the Manchester United Fanatics Club Hungary stated, "It's just a tweet from somebody who doesn't always think twice before writing something."

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