Elon Musk Tweets He’s Buying Manchester United, Then Calls It a Joke

Elon Musk said on Twitter he was buying English soccer team Manchester United only to say hours later it was a joke, the latest example of the Tesla chief executive’s using the platform to drop confusing statements about his intentions.

Mr. Musk’s initial tweet on Tuesday came as a reply to a post he’d made five minutes earlier about politics, in which he said: “To be clear, I support the left half of the Republican Party and the right half of the Democratic Party!” Mr. Musk then tweeted: “Also, I’m buying Manchester United ur welcome.”