Ed Woodward set for crunch meeting with Manchester United investors

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Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward will take part in a conference call with investors to discuss the club’s performance this season.

As reported by ESPN FC, the call will take place at 1pm on Thursday afternoon, after the club’s first quarterly financial results of 2016 are announced.

With United’s share prices falling, combined with their struggles on the pitch, it is expected that Woodward will have some tough questions to answer as the Red Devils continue to fall short of their expectations.

The club remains six points adrift of a Champions League qualification spot with 13 games remaining in the season, while coach Louis van Gaal has faced fierce criticism throughout the campaign for his style of play and the lack of goals that the team has scored.

Nevertheless, after their 1-1 draw with Chelsea last weekend, the Dutchman will hope that they can continue to improve and secure better results in order to put the pressure on their rivals above them.

Woodward will be buoyed by his ability to secure some lucrative commercial deals in recent times, with the world-record £750m 10-year deal with Adidas being the highlight.

However, with speculation continuing to suggest that a management change could be made at the end of the season with Jose Mourinho coming in at Old Trafford, it remains to be seen whether or not the investors are satisfied with what they are seeing up to this point.

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