Ed Woodward’s Cheshire house was attacked by a group of Manchester United fans on Tuesday evening.
The Mirror are holding ‘The Men in Black’ responsible for the attack as the protests against the Glazer ownership at Old Trafford took a sinister turn.
According to the Mirror, “Between 20 and 30 balaclava-clad United fans marched on Woodward’s Cheshire mansion as anger at the way the club is being run turned militant ahead of Wednesday night’s Carabao Cup semi-final clash at Manchester City.”
The video below shows a number of flares thrown at the gated property, with at least one of them ignited, and it is understood that graffiti was sprayed on the fence surrounding Woodward’s home.
Just seen a video surface of United fans allegedly firing Flares at Ed Woodward’s House, Thoughts? pic.twitter.com/sjXTRqOSPy
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United fans throwing flares at Ed Woodward’s house.
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The video — posted on Snapchat — was accompanied by the caption ‘Ed Woodward’s gonna die’.
This is a result of United being more than £200m in debt, and it has been estimated that the Glazers have leached over £1.53b out of the club in dividends to service loans.
United said in a statement (via Manchester Evening News): “Manchester United Football Club have tonight been made aware of the incident outside the home of one of our employees. We know that the football world will unite behind us as we work with Greater Manchester Police to identify the perpetrators of this unwarranted attack.
“Anybody found guilty of a criminal offence, or found to be trespassing on this property, will be banned for life by the club and may face prosecution. Fans expressing opinion is one thing, criminal damage and intent to endanger life is another. There is simply no excuse for this.”