By DAN KARELL
Manchester United owner Malcolm Glazer passed away this morning. The announcement was made by the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers, which Glazer also owned. He was 85 years old.
Glazer bought into the legendary English club back in 2005 for a reported £800 million (£1.0424 billion in 2014 value), and under his ownership, Man United won five English Premier League titles and a UEFA Champions League crown back in 2008.
Though he’s received plenty of hate and vitriol from Man United fans since his purchase of the club, Glazer has seen Man United’s value increase to $2.81 billion, according to Forbes, and in 2012 the club signed a seven-year shirt sponsorship deal with Chevrolet for a reported $600 million in total.
According to a statement released by the Buccaneers, Glazer’s wife Linda as well as their six children will remain in control of the NFL team, and likely will do the same for Man United. Sons Joel and Avram Glazer are co-chairmen of Man United.
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