Malcolm Glazer, owner of Manchester United and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, has died at the age of 85, reports the NFL outfit’s official website.
Glazer and his family bought the Bucs in 1995, leading them to seven playoff places, five playoff wins, and helping the franchise to its first Super Bowl championship in 2002.
Despite heavy criticism for the leveraged purchase of Manchester United in 2005, the Red Devils were immensely successful on the field of play.
Under former manager Sir Alex Ferguson, the Old Trafford club claimed the Premier League title in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2013, as well as the 2008 UEFA Champions League title.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers statements claims that Malcolm Glazer’s passing does not affect the ownership of the NFL club as his wife Linda will continue to operate the team along with their five sons and daughter.
It remains to be seen whether anything will change at Manchester United, as at present, there has been no statement from the Premier League giants.