Woodward ‘disappointed’ with Man Utd season

Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has admitted the club’s form under David Moyes this season has not lived up to expectations, according to ESPN.

United, champions last season under Sir Alex Ferguson, are currently seventh in the table, 16 points adrift of league leaders Chelsea. United are also nine points behind Liverpool, who are fourth and in possession of the final qualification place for the Champions League.

In announcing United’s financial results for the past three months – a pre-tax profit of £19.8m – Woodward acknowledged results on the field have been less positive. “We once again achieved a record revenue quarter… despite the current league position, which everyone from the team manager down has acknowledged is disappointing,” Woodward said.

Woodward did however welcome the club record signing of Juan Mata, who moved to Old Trafford from Chelsea for £37.1m. “We are also very pleased to have added a world class player, who has already made a positive impact,” Woodward said.

United play Arsenal on Wednesday evening at the Gunners’ Emirates Stadium. Arsenal go into the game in second place, 14 points better off than United.

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