With Louis van Gaal looking like an increasingly forlorn figure at Manchester United, CEO Ed Woodward is coming under increasing scrutiny.
Manchester United v Chelsea has been billed as LVG’s last stand as manager at Old Trafford following a dismal run of no wins in seven matches.
And, incredibly, it has emerged on Monday that Louis van Gaal has tried to quit on at least two occasions in recent weeks.
The first time was after the 2-1 home defeat by Norwich. With the Dutchman again attempting to resign after Saturday’s loss at Stoke.
With both Ryan Giggs and Jose Mourinho waiting in the wings it seems inconceivable that Woodward would have so much faith in Louis van Gaal, that he feels no alternatives could do a better job.
And, with so much speculation now rife, Ed Woodward is firmly in the firing line.
Woodward may be pulling off some fine commercial deals, but does he know how to run a football club?
And, with his time as CEO of Manchester United now marked by unsuccessful spells with David Moyes and Louis van Gaal, perhaps Woodward should be the one resigning tonight?
— Paul Smith (@Smudge1962) December 28, 2015
— Vincent Rodriguez (@VRodriguezlaw) December 28, 2015
Ed Woodward pic.twitter.com/aroIvyaiKr
— Jack (@sargeant_j) December 28, 2015
But meanwhile, over to Ed Woodward. pic.twitter.com/nB7rTXv7p3
— Barney @Red News (@barneyrednews) December 26, 2015
I just cannot believe a club as big as Man Utd has someone so far out of his depth in Ed Woodward in such an important role. It's bizarre.
— Alex Shaw (@AlexShawESPN) December 28, 2015
ed Woodward out!
— CHILE CAMPEON CTM (@MSandrino) December 28, 2015
And you also need someone above him with sound footballing and transfer knowledge which ed woodward clearly doesnt have #MUFC
— khaled hussain (@Idiosyncritic0) December 28, 2015
United fans turning on Ed Woodward. What a time to be alive !!!!
— Abhishek (@tripat171) December 28, 2015
Ed Woodward Is The Real Problem TBH!
— ShABzZZZ (@shabir2468) December 28, 2015
Looks like Ed Woodward is the absolute joke
— Decent Lad (@_kingEric_) December 28, 2015
Get rid of Ed Woodward too
— Irfan (@Irfan2_495) December 28, 2015
I actually can't believe Ed Woodward still has a job
— Brandon J (@MagicoFarelo) December 28, 2015
I hope we lose today! There, I've put it out there. Ed Woodward grow some balls, you've made the wrong appointment for us!
— Stella Andrews (@StellaAnd) December 28, 2015
Lol at anyone who thinks Ed Woodward is at OT to do anything more than maximise revenues, totally uncharted territory for him this
— Mike (@golfbollox) December 28, 2015
I hope Ed Woodward gets cancer https://t.co/wtVboXmZrr
— #UnitedDaily (@BendItLikeHakan) December 28, 2015
I genuinely can't believe Ed Woodward has talked LVG out of resigning, twice. Fully confident he will go if we fail to win tonight, however.
— Will Perry-Parks (@willperryparks) December 28, 2015
Ed Woodward chants needed, don't think he fully knows how much of an incompetent twat he is
— Tom (@451Tom) December 28, 2015
Ed woodward has to leave the club immediately, what a thick embarrassment of a ceo #mufc
— Toby Brand (@Toby_brand) December 28, 2015
Rightly all the pressure is on LVG. But Ed Woodward has to be accountable too. His appointment and massive outlay on new signings #MUFC
— Burney (@mjburney_mb) December 28, 2015