How Manchester United helped Trump win US election

US President, Donald Trump
US President, Donald Trump

Manchester United’s co-chairman, Ed Glazer, is reported to have donated £45,000 to the campaign that saw Donald Trump elected President of the United States.

Billionaire businessman Trump shocked the world after it was announced he had beaten Hillary Clinton to replace Barack Obama in the White House.

It has been revealed that the United director, son of Malcom who controversially became majority shareholder of the club in 2005, donated $55,400 (£44,661) to Trump’s campaign.

Strangely, Glazer – who is also the co-chairman of the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers – donated another $5,400 (£4,353) to Hillary Clinton’s failed campaign.

Liverpool chairman Tom Werner donated $2,700 (£2,179) to Clinton’s campaign.

Trump’s victory could lead to big changes in the Premier League, while his election also saw a number of funny images and memes emerge from the football world.

Former boxing champ Mike Tyson and basketball star Dennis Rodman were two public backers of Trump.

While Muhammad Ali (before his death), Magic Johnson and tennis legend Billie Jean King all offered financial support to the Clinton campaign.

Trump is set to take office on January 20.