Manchester United supporters have paid to hire a plane and fly it with a banner in protest at Ed Woodward and the club’s management.
The banner – which will read ‘Ed Out – LUHG’ – will be flown over Turf Moor before Manchester United’s away game at Burnley which takes place a week on Saturday.
According to the Daily Telegraph, Manchester United fans had originally planned to fly the plane before the Tottenham game at Old Trafford on Monday, but fading light by the 8pm kick-off means that will not be possible.
United fans flew a plane over Old Trafford in 2014 to protest against the management of David Moyes, who was then sacked the following month after his results didn’t improve.
United fans initially protested vociferously against the Glazer ownership, sporting green-and-gold scarves and chanting against the club’s new management.
However, those protests have quietened down over time. The latest anger comes after United stumbled and stalled over the summer, Jose Mourinho failing to get the transfer targets he wanted.
Woodward has also received strong criticism from Gary Neville:
“It’s painful to think how it’s played out these last five or six years,” Neville said.
“If Ed Woodward was going to doubt Jose Mourinho, then the time to be doubting him was last January.
“The minute he gave Jose Mourinho a contract extension – which some would say was unnecessary part way through a season – he had to then buy him the centre-backs.
“He had to get him Maguire, he had to get him Alderweireld, because they wouldn’t have made those mistakes at Brighton.”