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Ed Woodward backs ole Gunnar Solskjaer as pressure mounts on the Manchester United manager

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Ed Woodward has thrown his weight behind  under-fire Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward speaking after the Red Devils announced a decline in their annual revenue, insisted that the club is solidly behind Ole Gunnnar Solskjaer amid possible links with Mauricio Pochettino.

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” On the pitch, while there is still hard work ahead to achieve greater consistency, we remain absolutely committed to the positive path we are on under Ole as the team continues to develop. said, Ed Woodward

“We miss playing in front of our fans and we are working hard together with our governing bodies and relevant authorities to ensure that fans can safely return as soon as possible.”

Ed Woodward and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Ed Woodward has backed under fire Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Pic: GettyImages)

The 20 percent financial decline suffered by the club is as a result of ticket sales due to the coronavirus pandemic that has prevented fans from attending football games since March 2020.

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But, United still made £1.7million through membership sales and rental income from Old Trafford and Broadcast revenue increasing too.

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Woodward added: “While the Covid-19 pandemic continues to cause significant disruption, we are optimistic that the recovery and normalisation phase is gradually coming into view.

“The club’s resilience and our strong commercial business continue to provide a solid foundation and gives us confidence in our long-term outlook beyond the pandemic, both on and off the pitch”

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