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Why Ed Woodward Probably Won’t Be Sacked By Manchester United

Why Ed Woodward Probably Won’t Be Sacked By Manchester United

Ed Woodward continues to be criticised by the Manchester United support for their failings on the park.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men went down 2-0 to Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday in a game they struggled in.

They’ve now won just twice in their last six games and sit five points off Chelsea in fourth place in the English Premier League table.

And while the manager and players continue to take criticism, the ire of the United supporters is appearing to centre around Woodward.

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He’s been executive vice-chairman at Old Trafford since 2012 – effectively taking control of the club on behalf of the Glazers.

So many supporters blame him for the state of the team over recent times, with #SackWoodward the number one trend on Twitter in the UK following United’s defeat to rivals Liverpool.

United fans may hope their pressure can force the club into looking at Woodward’s position – but ESPN football writer Mark Ogden has perfectly summed up why that probably won’t happen:

United has regularly been criticised for turning into more of a business than a football club – and if that is the case then it would be difficult to see the Glazers sack Woodward when he’s obviously performing from a business perspective.

Solskjaer’s men are next in action when they take on Burnley at Old Trafford tomorrow night.

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