Manchester United CEO Ed Woodward’s house was under attack by a group of unruly United fans last night, who launched flares at his Cheshire home.
One video was then posted on social media with the caption: “Ed Woodward’s gonna die.”
It is understood that Woodward, who is married with two young kids, was not home during this attack.
The Daily Mirror claims that upwards of 20 or 30 fans were part of the attack, with Sky Sports also reporting that red paint was sprayed on the gates of the home.
The club quickly released a statement saying: “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.
Ed Woodward’s house in Cheshire was attacked by 20-30 Manchester United fans in balaclava’s at around 8pm tonight.— Football Tweet (@Football__Tweet) January 28, 2020
🗣 Man Utd official statement: “Fans expressing opinion is one thing, criminal damage and intent to endanger life is another. There is simply no excuse for this.” pic.twitter.com/THIaG9s2hb
“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.”
United, 33 points behind premier league leaders Liverpool, has been searching for a football director in recent months but has been using Woodward as their main man in transfer negotiations, which is displeasing to fans.
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