Man United Fans Attacks CEO House
The home of Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed
Woodward has been attacked by fans armed with flares on Tuesday
Footage on social media shows a small number of supporters
throwing the incendiary objects over the gate of Woodward’s
property with graffiti also reportedly sprayed on the fence
surrounding his home.
It’s believed that neither Woodward or his family were home at the
time of the attack with the Red Devils quick to condemn an incident
which is now being investigated by police.
“Manchester United Football Club have tonight been made aware of
the incident outside the home of one of our employees,” a club
statement released on Tuesday night read.
“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 and
may face prosecution. Man united fans attacks CEO House.
“Fans expressing opinion is one thing, criminal damage and intent to
endanger life is another. There is simply no excuse for this.”
The attack comes just days after United’s FA Cup victory over
Tranmere was overshadowed by threatening fan chants that were
One reported example went: “Gonna die, gonna die, Ed Woodward’s
gonna die. How we kill him, I don’t know. Chop him up from head to
toe. All I know is Woodward’s gonna die.”
Woodward has become a figure of increasing frustration among Red
Devils supporters as the club has struggled to compete since the
retirement of former manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
The 48-year-old played a key role in the Glazer’s takeover of United
in 2005 and was subsequently handed a role within the club before
being named executive vice-chairman in 2012.
In his first transfer window in the position, Woodward failed to win
fans over with a lack of signings and the decision to bring in
Marouane Fellaini from Everton widely ridiculed.
This month, the Red Devils have once again struggled to get deals
done but do however now look close to signing Sporting attacker