Manchester United Executive Vice-Chairman Ed Woodward’s house was attacked by United fans on Tuesday evening hours before Bruno Fernandes is scheduled to arrive at United to close his transfer deal.
In the video circulating on social media, a mob of hooded fans can be seen throwing flares at Ed Woodward’s house with “Ed Woodward’s gonna die” written across it. Lucky Ed Woodward and his family were not at home when the incident took place.
Just seen a video surface of United fans allegedly firing Flares at Ed Woodward’s House, Thoughts? pic.twitter.com/sjXTRqOSPy
— Madman Mason (@MadmanMason3) January 28, 2020
This is not the first tie Manchester United fans have made house calls on club officials and players as Rio Ferdinand was confronted outside his home in 2008 when his contract talks with United stalled, Wayne Rooney suffered a similar encounter also because of contract related issues former director Maurice Watkins was also confronted.
With their chances of making to the Champions League dwindling after losing to Chelsea and Liverpool last week, Man United fans have had enough. Not only have they planned a walkout during this weekends game against Wolves but of late the following chants have been heard echoing around Old Trafford:
“Build a bonfire, build a bonfire, put the Glazers on the top, put Ed Woodward in the middle and burn the f***ing lot.” and “Gonna die, gonna die, Ed Woodward’s gonna die. How we kill him, I don’t know. Chop him up from head to toe. All I know is Woodward’s gonna die.”.
All this comes on the eve of the arrival of Bruno Fernandes to the club as Manchester and Sporting Lisbon have finally agreed on £68 Million transfer deal. Fernandes is scheduled to arrive at United today to finalize the deal just as the transfer window is about to close.
Bruno Fernandes is seen as the perfect replacement for Paul Pogba who’s future at Manchester United seems uncertain with talks of him possibly leaving at the end of the season.