On Thursday night, Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United side suffered a 2-0 defeat in their first ever European face-off against arch-rivals Liverpool.
The Red Devils have since been bombarded with criticism, with former players Rio Ferdinand and Paul Scholes describing the team’s performance as “disjointed” and “shambolic”.
However, these United legends aren’t the only ones publicly upset with the loss. The club’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward seems even more agitated – and agitated to such an extent, that when approached to ask about the team’s performance, he answered using just a single word.
According to Manchester Evening News, Ed Woodward came face-to-face with their journalist Stuart Mathieson while exiting Anfield after the game
But when Mathieson approached the Man United CEO with a question, Woodward merely stated “Don’t!” and walked away.
Mathieson described this incident by saying: “I am no body language expert and it might be looking to deeply into just one word, but putting aside the immediate disappointment of just watching an abject performance from Van Gaal’s side, Woodward’s word smacked of someone who just didn’t want to be confronted with more angst.
“Maybe he’s had enough. Who knows, but it was certainly a far cry from the chief executive, who at the beginning of December had let it be known Van Gaal had delivered most of what the club had put in his remit.”
Like majority of the Manchester United fans, Ed Woodward too, seems to be losing patience with the Dutchman. And with speculation of Mourinho taking the helm at Old Trafford in July looming large, only time will tell what actually unfolds at the Theatre of Dreams.