Ed Woodward (Getty Photos)
Manchester United government vice-chairman Ed Woodward insisted on Thursday that the membership stay dedicated to supervisor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer regardless of a poor begin to the season.
United are languishing in 14th within the Premier League desk and a effective begin to their Champions League marketing campaign got here unstuck with a 2-1 defeat to Istanbul Basaksehir final week.
“Whereas there’s nonetheless exhausting work forward to attain better consistency, we stay completely dedicated to the optimistic path we’re on below Ole because the group continues to develop,” stated Woodward as United revealed their first quarter monetary outcomes for 2020/2021.
The English giants posted an working lack of £27 million ($36 million), largely as a result of lack of matchday income with video games being performed behind closed doorways.
Business income was additionally down 25 p.c as a result of membership not with the ability to go on a pre-season tour and a fall in merchandising gross sales from no followers on matchdays.
Nevertheless, Woodward maintained that United are dedicated to serving to decrease league golf equipment by way of the coronavirus disaster.
Proposals for widespread reform of English soccer led by United and Liverpool have been dismissed by different Premier League golf equipment for what was deemed an influence seize by the largest golf equipment.
“We recognise that not all soccer golf equipment are in as sturdy of a monetary place and that the Premier League has a accountability to help the broader English soccer pyramid,” added Woodward.
“We’ll proceed to push for this help, each by way of emergency help throughout the pandemic, and thru longer-term reforms to make sure that the success of the Premier League is strengthened for the good thing about the nationwide recreation as a complete.”