Elon Musk Tesla Motors Inc CEO Elon Musk unveils a new all-wheel-drive version of the Model S car in Hawthorne, California October 9, 2014. Tesla Motors Inc on Thursday took its first step toward automated driving, unveiling features that will allow its electric sedan to park itself and sense dangerous situations. The company also said it will roll out an all-wheel drive option of the Model S sedan that can go from zero to 60 miles per hour in 3.2 seconds yet doesn’t compromise the vehicle’s efficiency. Musk said “D” stands for “dual motor,” meaning Tesla’s all-wheel drive vehicle will have a motor at either end of the chassis to increase control. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES – Tags: TRANSPORT SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS HEADSHOT) – RTR49M2Y

Eccentric billionaire Elon Musk got the sports world talking this week when he randomly suggested that he was planning to buy the Manchester United soccer club in London. But it appears the Tesla CEO won’t actually be following through with the purchase.

On Tuesday Musk Tweeted his plans to purchase the historic English Premier League club, saying simply “I’m buying Manchester United ur welcome.” But a few hours later, Musk revealed that he was not serious about purchasing the team and that it was a “long-running joke” on Twitter.

However, if he did ever purchase a sports team, Musk said it would be Manchester United because the billionaire was a Man U fan as a kid.

“No, this is a long-running joke on Twitter. I’m not buying any sports teams,” Musk said on Twitter. “Although, if it were any team, it would be Man U. They were my fav team as a kid.”

While Musk isn’t actually planning to purchase Manchester United, there’s no question that he could afford to do it if he wanted to. The CEO of both SpaceX and Tesla, Musk is currently considered the richest man in the world with an estimated net worth of $270.1 billion, according to Forbes.

[Elon Musk]