Robin van Persie has paid tribute to Malcolm Glazer after the Manchester United owner passed away this week.

His tenure with the Red Devils had been an uneasy one, with many United fans unhappy at the level of debt his takeover had put on the club, although the team have largely continued to prosper.

A statement from the Barclays Premier League outfit on Wednesday said "the thoughts of everyone" at United were with the Glazer family, to whom the staff extended "deep and sincere condolences".

And on Thursday morning, a message appeared on Holland international Van Persie's official Twitter account which said: "My condolences go out to the Glazer family and friends."

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