Reports of an ‘attack’ at the property have been downplayed and are understood to be exaggerated. Woodward spends the majority of his time in London, having put his Cheshire home up for sale earlier this year.
The 49-year-old’s Cheshire property was targeted in January 2020 by United supporters angry at his stewardship of the club and perceived inactivity in the transfer market.
United condemened the attack and vowed that any supporter found guilty of a criminal offence would be banned by the club for life.
Following the collapse of the European Super League project last week, Wooward announced that he would be stepping down as United’s executive vice-chairman at the end of 2021.
“I am extremely proud to have served United and it has been an honour to work for the world’s greatest football club for the past 16 years,” he said.
“The club is well positioned for the future and it will be difficult to walk away at the end of the year.”
Woodward was appointed as United’s executive vice-chairman in 2012, stepping up to fill the duties of former chief executive David Gill the following year.
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