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Man Utd owner Joel Glazer speaks out after Tampa Bay Buccaneers win Super Bowl 2021 | NFL | Sport

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Manchester United co-owner Joel Glazer paid tribute to healthcare workers and to Tom Brady after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, also co-owned by the Glazers, won the Super Bowl on Sunday night.

The American acquired the franchise in 1995 along with his late father Malcolm and led them to the Super Bowl in February 2003 which they won against the Oakland Raiders.

They did it again this year, beating the Kansas City Chiefs, with quarterback Brady winning his seventh Super Bowl and his first away from the New England Patriots.

Brady joined the Buccaneers after a 20-year spell in New England and becomes just the second quarterback ever after Peyton Manning to win the NFL’s championship game with multiple teams.

And 53-year-old Glazer, who also co-owns Premier League giants Man United, was ecstatic after Tampa Bay became the first team ever to win the Super Bowl at their home stadium.

Before the Bucs, no franchise had ever even reached the Super Bowl at their own arena but Brady and co. broke the mould at the Raymond James Stadium, which was built by the Glazers and opened in September 1998.

After holding aloft the Vince Lombardi Trophy, Glazer said: “I’ve got to say, I’ve got to start by saluting all the healthcare workers here. They’re the real champions!

“Now to our great fans: We did it at home. My father had an expression, if you want to know the road ahead, ask the person that’s been there.

“We found that person. Ten Super Bowl appearances, seven victories… Tom Brady.”

The Bucs were far superior on the night with Kansas City failing to score a single touchdown, all nine of their points coming through kicker Harrison Butker.

Brady was named the Super Bowl MVP for the fifth time in his career, extending his own record in the process.

The 43-year-old also broke the record that he held as the oldest QB to win a Super Bowl, having been 41 when he last managed victory with the Patriots.

And Brady said after Tampa Bay’s glory: “How ’bout that? I’m so proud of all these guys out here, everything we dealt with this year.

“We had a rough month in November but BA [Chiefs coach Bruce Arians] had all the confidence in us.

“The team had a lot of confidence. We came together at the right time. I think we knew this was going to happen guys, didn’t we? We ended up playing our best game of the year.

“I’m not making any comparisons [with my Patriots wins]. Being down here and experiencing it with this group of guys, every year, is amazing.

“This team is world champions forever. You can’t take it away from us. So thank you guys, thank you all.”

He continued: “They [my kids] starting off about this big and now look at them! We’re trying to stop the little clock right now but it’ll be nice to celebrate with them too.”

Asked if there’s more to come from him on the football field, Brady added without hesitation: “Yeah. We’re coming back. You already know that.”

Losing QB Mahomes, who led the Chiefs to their first Super Bowl since 1969, said: “Obviously I didn’t play the way I wanted to play, but all you can is leave everything you have on the field and I felt like the guys did that.

“They were the better team today, they beat us pretty good, the worst I’ve been beaten in a long time, but I’m proud of how the guys fought until the end of the game.

“We didn’t end the season the way we wanted to, we’ll learn from what went right and what went wrong this season and we’ll be able to wipe that slate clean and come back next season and do everything we can to get back to the Super Bowl again.”


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