Conor McGregor's stirring tweet amid billion dollar collapse

Riley Morgan
·Sports Reporter
·2-min read
Conor McGregor (pictured) at a press conference after his loss to Dustin Poirier.
Conor McGregor (pictured) joked he was thinking of buying Manchester United during the Super League debacle. (Getty Images)

Conor McGregor has caused a stir after tweeting whether he should 'buy' Manchester United after the debacle that has gripped the world of football.

The controversial European Super League is officially in tatters, with all six EPL clubs withdrawing from the $6 billion breakaway league.

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Reports of 12 clubs across Europe joining the ESL devastated the football world with fans sparking fierce backlash and protests to the unprecedented move.

To add to the chaos, on Wednesday, Manchester United chairman Ed Woodward quit his role after the news broke The Red Devils were among the six EPL clubs signing on for the Super League.

This prompted McGregor, forever the opportunist, to tweet his interest in purchasing the mega-club.

"Hey guys, I’m thinking about buying Manchester United! What do you think?" he wrote.

The tweet, clearly a joke about the club's current situation, garnered plenty of responses.

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Manchester United was recently valued as the fourth most valuable club in the world at $AUD5.44 billion.

The Red Devils are owned by the Glazer family, an American business empire that also own the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Manchester United's share price had taken an extraordinary hit since the announcement it was joining the Super League.

Super League collapse

The Premier League's so-called 'big six' of Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham were among 12 clubs plotting to form a breakaway rival to the Champions League.

But Manchester City and Chelsea were the first clubs to quit the controversial project on Tuesday, with the other four English clubs following soon after.

That leaves just six sides - Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, AC Milan, Inter Milan and Juventus still involved in the project - which appears to be dead.

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