Manchester United breezed past Brighton last night winning 3-0 on the road to continue their unbeaten run to 15 games.
Retired footballer and Match of The Day host Gary Lineker chose to point out a rather bizarre fact following the match.
He took to Twitter stating: “Stat: Since Ed Woodward’s house was attacked, United have played 15, lost none, scored 38 and conceded 4. House party after lockdown?”
We already know they are friends and live pretty nearby, but what a strange thing to reference after last night’s game.
Stat: Since Ed Woodward’s house was attacked, @ManUtd have played 15, lost none, scored 38 and conceded 4. House party after lockdown?
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 30, 2020
United were excellent as they dominated Brighton throughout the match — and you can bet your bottom dollar Lineker thinks Woodward deserves credit for the performance. Would he tweet the above otherwise?
It seems Lineker is trying to use the incident where a group threw flares at Woodward’s house in his favour, dressing it up sympathetically, but we shouldn’t forget his sheer incompetence at the job at hand.
Woodward has his friends in the media and I think that became much more clear since the turn of the year — when the club appointed former chief sports write for The Sun, Neil Ashton, to cater for their PR needs.
I think the club is shining in a more positive light since his appointment but I’ll always be wary of attempts to build Woodward’s reputation until I see evidence which warrants that.
Woodward has a long way to go. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is who deserves credit now.
As for a reflection on the game itself, United were just way too strong for Brighton. The Seagulls may find themselves in a relegation scrap but their impressive form since Project Restart (taking four points from their first two games back against Arsenal and Leicester) should see them stay in the Premier League.