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Robin van Persie sends condolences to Glazer family after Malcolm's death

Manchester United striker wished well to the family of the club's late owner.

Manchester United owner Malcolm Glazer died last night, at the age of 86.

The billionaire, who also owned NFL team the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, orchestrated a controversial takeover of the Red Devils in 2005.

The Glazer family have always been very private, but with his surviving sons heavily involved in the running of United, the club's direction off the field is not at any immediate risk.

United player Robin van Persie, signed by the club in 2012, sent his best wishes via Twitter to the American:

The Dutchman is presently away with the Holland international squad preparing for the World Cup.

A United statement last night read: "The thoughts of all at the club are with the family at this time."

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