Ed Woodward’s Cheshire home was under attack by a mob of Manchester United fans.
A video emerged showing fans throwing red flares over the gate of the United executive vice-chairman’s house on Tuesday evening.
The video was captioned “Ed Woodward’s gonna die”.
Club security were immediately sent to the property to investigate, while police were alerted and will be helped by the club with enquiries, according to Sky Sports.
Manchester United have released a statement to confirm the incident:
“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.
“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.”
Cheshire Police also released a statement:
“At around 10.45pm on Tuesday 28 January, Cheshire police were notified of an incident of criminal damage that had taken place earlier this evening with a large group targeting a property.
“Thankfully no-one was harmed, and officers will liaise with security officials over the coming days to establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident and identify those involved.”
Luckily, Woodward and his family were not in the property during the attack.
Recall that frujusports.com.ng had reported that United management have been called out by fans during 6-0 victory against Tranmere in FA Cup fourth round.
Their anger came from the fact that Woodward and co have not invested in the team, especially in the current transfer window with the team fifth in the Premier League and in obvious need of reinforcements yet no signings have been made so far.
There are also reports that fans plan to stage a walkout during Saturday evening’s home game against Wolves in premier league.