Whether it’s been the struggles of managers or players at Old Trafford, one man who is seemingly always at the forefront of any criticism at Manchester United is Ed Woodward.
The club’s executive vice-chairman has come under heavy fire in recent seasons for his apparent failings in the transfer market, but reports in recent months had suggested that they were looking into appointing a technical or sporting director this summer to address some of their issues.
However, according to the Daily Mail, Woodward will remain in charge of United’s transfer policy and an appointment to a director post will likely not be made this summer after the club failed to identify a preferred candidate.
The news understandably was met with uproar by United fans on Twitter, with many feeling strongly about Woodward’s failure to keep his promises.
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Indeed, some aggrieved supporters suggested that the situation had turned into a shambles and the Old Trafford side could be considered the “worst ran big club” in football.
Having failed to secure Champions League football last season and finishing in a disappointing sixth position in the league, reports had claimed that the club were keen on a big summer spend, but the latest news on Woodward’s role has certainly dampened expectations amongst the fans.
Check out some of the disappointed reaction of United fans below:
Broken promises again. Worst ran “big club” on this planet. @ManUtd
— Jordan Henshall (@JordyHensh07) June 11, 2019
The state of my club. Shambles
— MR. GENTLEMAN (@obiba_brown) June 11, 2019
Cheers, son’s crying.
— Jamie Dąbrowiecki (@jdabXO) June 11, 2019
This dude literally said they’d get a director of football just to make the fans happy and 7 months later we’re no closer to getting one lmao
— Liam (@utd_liam_) June 11, 2019
We are going nowhere lads
— ManUtdBlood (@Xlo090) June 11, 2019
What a surprise.
— Nicole! 2.0 (@mademetoxic) June 11, 2019
Zero understanding of football will continue at old Trafford
— saabwe alekc (@SaabweAlekc) June 12, 2019
Worst thing to happen to @ManUtd having Woodward in charge of transfers. Very sad
— Remi Savage (@Remmysav) June 11, 2019