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Manchester United director Edward Glazer backed Donald Trump with a donation of $55,400

Apurva Sinha
2.43K   //    12 Nov 2016, 21:07 IST
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Manchester United director, Edward Glazer was one of the several sporting figures who backed Donald Trump's successful US presidential campaign. Trump had a surprising win against Hillary Clinton in the US Presidential election.

Trump won the election against Clinton by 290 electoral votes whereas Clinton came up with 228 electoral votes. Both Presidential candidates received support from a number of high-profile celebrities and sports stars as well. 

Glazer donated a sum of $55,400 to the Trump campaign in order to help the highly-controversial billionaire businessman win. He also donated $5,400 to Hillary’s campaign, who eventually failed to become the first female US President in history.

Also Read: Cricketers react to Donald Trump's victory in the US Presidential polls

Glazer’s late father controversially became Manchester United’s majority shareholder in May 2005. Glazer’s family courted controversy after taking over at Old Trafford. The American businessman sits on United's non-executive board of directors with two of his brothers Avram and Joel and his sister. He also holds co-chairmanship of NFL, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Besides Glazer, a few others who backed Trump’s successful campaign included Houston Texans owner, Bob McNair, who contributed a handsome amount of $250,000 to the former reality TV star.

Liverpool chairman Tom Werner, who is also the chairman of the Boston Red Sox, was among those sporting figures who backed Clinton, donating $2,700 to her presidential campaign. Muhammad Ali, who always fought for racial equality throughout his life backed Clinton before he passed away in June .

NBA commissioner Adam Silver, Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson and former tennis star Billie Jean King, were a few notable personalities who donated for Clinton’s campaign.

Also Read: Donald Trump's contribution to the Golf industry and what his potential election would mean for Golf


Liverpool are leading the Premier League Table with 26 points. They have won 8 matches out of their 11 matches and have been dominating this season. Meanwhile, Manchester United are struggling to establish themselves in the league table and are in the seventh position with 18 points. They have won only 5 matches and have lost 3 out of their 11 matches.

Despite spending heavily in the summer, the Red Devils are struggling to find their feet. Jose Mourinho has not been able to bring out the best of his squad and with Pogba also not able to settle in quickly, things are getting worse for Manchester United. 

Liverpool, on the other hand, had a decent summer and under Klopp, the Merseyside club have been on the rise.

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