The richest man on earth has once again created chaos and commotion on the internet with his tweets

Tesla's billionaire CEO Elon Musk tweeted late on Tuesday that he was buying Manchester United soccer club.

"Also, I'm buying Manchester United ur welcome," Musk told his 103 million followers on Twitter, without offering any details.

Hours later — and after several news articles were published about his bold claim — Musk clarified that it was all a joke.

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Asked about Musk's tweet, a Manchester United (MANU) spokesperson told CNN Business that "we do not comment on rumors and speculation."

According to Forbes, Manchester United is worth $4.6 billion. Controlled by the Glazer family, which also own NFL franchise Tampa Bay Buccaneers,

Manchester United is one of the biggest soccer clubs in the world but it hasn't won the English Premier League title since 2013.