Who is Michael Knighton? Everything about his Age, Wife, Family, Wiki, Net Worth

English businessman Michael Knighton is most known for his participation with the football teams Carlisle United and Manchester United. Knighton originally gained notoriety in 1989 as a result of his unsuccessful £20 million purchase proposal for Manchester United, which led to his being appointed to the club’s board.

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Michael Knighton Age, Family, and Early Life

Born on the 4th of October, 1951, Michael Knighton is 70 years old. Knighton was a football player in his youth and grew up in Derbyshire. Willie Layton, his great-grandfather, was a member of the 1903 and 1904 league champion Sheffield Wednesday squads as well as the 1907 FA Cup winning squad.

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Knighton worked at Coventry City as an apprentice for a year when he was a teenager.  However, a thigh injury ended his football career early.

Michael Knighton Career, What is his profession?

In 1976, he decided to become a teacher of geography and physical education and accepted a position at St. David’s School (now Huddersfield Grammar School). In 1980, he was named headmaster, and in 1983, he purchased the school. He retired from teaching in 1984 to concentrate on real estate matters.

When Knighton launched a £20 million takeover offer for Manchester United in August 1989, the public first took notice of him. The offer was approved by chief executive Martin Edwards at the time since it was a record sum for a British football team. In addition to restoring the club’s position as England’s top team, Knighton pledged to invest £10 million in the team’s stadium, Old Trafford.

In an attempt to persuade Manchester United fans that he was a true football fan, Knighton made an appearance on the field at Old Trafford before to a game while wearing the team’s uniform. He famously performed a lengthy string of “keepie uppies” to demonstrate his football prowess.

Michael Knighton Net Worth, How much does he earn?

Michael Knighton has a net worth of around $7 million as of July 2022.

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Which school did he go to? What was his major?

Prior to going back to St. Cuthbert’s College, Durham, to study philosophy, politics, and Mandarin Chinese, he graduated from college with a degree in physical education.

Michael Knighton Wife. Is he dating/married? Any children?

Rosemary Knighton, Michael’s lovely wife, is the love of his life. The pair as is the  guardians for a young boy and a young girl. He has not uncovered a lot of information about his significant other and children, and he has not shared any family images on online entertainment platforms.

His social media reach.

We did a quick search for the social media presence of Michael Knighton but weren’t able to find him on any social media platforms.

Michael Knighton’s Height, Weight, Sexual orientation, Body.

HeightN / A
WeightN / A
Hair ColorGrey
Body typeFit
Sexual orientationStraight

Interesting facts about Michael Knighton’s which you should be known about.

Zodiac signLibra
Relationship statusMarried  
PartnerRosemary Knighton