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."
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.
More top news
A grandmother says she was outraged after her grandson was segregated from his classmates by a cardboard screen - for being one minute late.
Leaked documents have revealed the first known picture of Mohammed Emwazi - named as IS militant Jihadi John - as a student in London.
With March just around the corner it's looking like this winter will be the sunniest on record (data goes back to 1929).