David Moyes questions whether Ed Woodward understands football

David Moyes has questioned Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward’s understanding of football.

Woodward was installed as the executive vice-chairman of United during the summer of 2013 after David Gill stepped down and his appointment coincided with David Moyes’ arrival as manager at Old Trafford.

Moyes and Woodward did not enjoy the most successful of relationships after the club failed to land a host of their top transfer targets, before the former was unceremoniously sacked just 10 months into his reign following a poor run of results on the pitch.

On the weekend, Moyes touched on Woodward’s role at the club and hinted that the 44-year-old may not properly understand the game.

“There was a new chief executive in place,” Moyes said on Sky Sports’ Goals on Sunday program.

“David Gill had left which was a real big thing for Manchester United. He was someone who was very important to the club and to how things ticked along at the club.

“In that position you need to understand football, like David Gill.”

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