Manchester United owner Malcolm Glazer dies aged 85

Manchester United owner Malcolm Glazer - who also owned the Tampa Bay Buccaneers - has died aged 85.

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Manchester United offer condolences to Glazer family

A statement on the Manchester United website said:

The thoughts of everyone at Manchester United are with the Glazer family tonight following the news that Malcolm Glazer has passed away. He was 85.

The news was announced earlier on the official website of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the NFL franchise he acquired ownership of in 1995.

Malcolm leaves behind his wife Linda, six children and 14 grandchildren.

Staff at Manchester United extend deep and sincere condolences to them all at this difficult time.

– Manchester United

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Statement: 'Manchester United glory under Glazer'

A statement regarding the death of Malcom Glazer has described the glory years under his tenure when the club won Premier League titles and the Champions League.

A statement released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers said: "In 2005, Glazer purchased Manchester United. Since then, the club captured five Premier League titles (2007, 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2013), as well as the 2008 Champions League title."

Malcolm Glazer. Credit: Reuters

But ownership of the club by the Glazer family was marked by controversy and significant opposition by fans.

Born in Rochester, New York as one of seven children, Mr Glazer took over the family watch-parts business at age 15 following the death of his father and then continued his foray into the professional world, investing in other businesses, the statement said.

A resident of Palm Beach, Florida, Glazer leaves behind his wife, Linda, six children and 14 grandchildren.

Tampa Bay saddened by death of Malcolm Glazer

Manchester United owner Malcolm Glazer, who is also owner of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers since 1995, has passed away on aged 85, according to a statement.

Malcolm Glazer, owner of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Credit: Reuters/RS/Mike Segar

Officials from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers said they were "saddened" to announce the passing of Mr Glazer earlier this morning. He was described as a "pioneering thinker" and a "dynamic business leader" in the statement.

Manchester United owner Malcolm Glazer dies

Manchester United owner Malcolm Glazer has died, according to an announcement made by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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