Tesla billionaire Elon Musk briefly electrified the debate about the future of Manchester United by claiming

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Twitter that he is buying the struggling Premier League club

whether unhappy star striker Cristiano Ronaldo should be allowed to leave

Buying United, one of the biggest football clubs in the world

would have cost Musk at least £2bn, according to its current stock market valuation.

who bought the club in a heavily leveraged deal in 2005 for £790m ($955.51m).

The anti-Glazer movement gained momentum last year after United were involved in a failed attempt to form a breakaway European Super League.