Surprising details revealed about Woodward relations with Man Utd stars

Date published: Friday 11th October 2019 5:16

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A report has revealed how Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney was left unimpressed by executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward’s attempts at being ‘too matey’.

Woodward has received a large portion of criticism alongside Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for the club’s current run of form, with United 12th in the Premier League table and on their worst away run in 30 years.

Amid the ongoing criticism of the United chief, a report from The Athletic has given insight into the relationship between Woodward and the players, highlighting a text sent by Woodward to Rooney following the FA Cup semi-final against Everton in 2016.

The report says that following the win over the Toffees, Woodward messaged Rooney saying: “Hi Wazza, loved the game”, with the ex-England man left unimpressed by the nature of the text.



However, The Athletic also says that aside from that text, the relationship between the pair was professional and there were no underlying problems between the two.

Woodward is reported to have blocked Rooney’s exit from Old Trafford in the summer of 2013, when Chelsea made two bids for his services before the executive vice-chairman convinced the midfielder to stay.

Meanwhile, former United midfielder Marouane Fellaini has blasted the club’s ‘sacking culture’, with David Moyes, Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho all being sacked in the past six years.


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