Manchester United: ‘Minor incident’ at Ed Woodward’s property in wake of Super League plot

Woodward to step down as United’s executive vice-chairman at the end of 2021

Mark Critchley
Northern Football Correspondent
@mjcritchley
Wednesday 28 April 2021 15:44
comments
Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward
Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward

A ‘minor instance of abuse’ happened outside Ed Woodward’s Cheshire property last week amid the anger over Manchester United’s involvement in plans to take part in a European Super League.

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.

Join our new commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies

View comments