Manchester United CEO Ed Woodward’s home attacked by fans


Craig Burley evaluates Ed Woodward’s part in making football decisions for a struggling Manchester United.

Manchester United have condemned an attack by fans on club CEO Ed Woodward’s home on Tuesday night.

A group of approximately 20 people aimed fireworks at Woodward’s Cheshire home. A video posted on social media showed the vandals gathered outside the house in Cheshire chanting threats towards Woodward, who is married with two children.

A statement issued from United after the incident read: “Manchester United Football Club have tonight been made aware of the incident outside the home of one of our employees.

“We know that the football world will unite behind us as we work with Greater Manchester Police to identify the perpetrators of this unwarranted attack.

“Anybody found guilty of a criminal offence, or found to be trespassing on this property, will be banned for life by the club and may face prosecution.

“Fans expressing opinion is one thing, criminal damage and intent to endanger life is another. There is simply no excuse for this.”

Woodward, United’s oft-criticized executive vice-chairman, his wife and two daughters were not at the house at the time of the incident.

Manchester United are currently in fifth place in the Premier League, six points out of the top four, and face Manchester City in the Carabao Cup semifinal second leg on Wednesday (stream live on ESPN+ at 3 p.m. ET).

Woodward has been the regular target of blame from the fans for the club’s recent struggles.


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