Woodward Forced To Speak On Solskjaer’s Future After Seeing Q1 Financial Results

Woodward Forced To Speak On Solskjaer’s Future After Seeing Q1 Financial Results

Manchester United chief Ed Woodward has spoken out over the future of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after the club's Q1 financial results were mistakenly published one day early.

The US firm the club use to publish their results, Toppan Merrill, did a test run which was accidentally made public, forcing United to publish in full.

Woodward has released a statement following the publication, admitting the Covid-19 pandemic has hit Man Utd's finances hard.

“While COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause significant disruption, we are optimistic the recovery and normalisation phase is gradually coming into view,” he said.

“The club’s resilience and strong commercial business provide solid foundation, and it gives confidence in long-term outlook.

“We recognise not all clubs are in a robust financial position and the Premier League has responsibility to support wider England football pyramid.”

The Red Devils have endured a mixed start to the season on the pitch.

And Solskjaer's future has been called into question by sections of the Old Trafford faithful.

But Woodward admits he is committed to backing the Norwegian.

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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,” he said.

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