Manchester United execute vice-chairman Ed Woodward, who is scheduled to depart his role at the club by the end of the year, led vocal opposition in a reportedly fiery Premier League meeting to discuss the Saudi takeover of Newcastle United.
While it’s good to see Woodward and potentially other powerful folk within English football oppose such takeovers, it was he who helped the Glazers on their quest to inflict a debt-ridden takeover on Manchester United.
It’s funny how the tables turn.
Also, someone should remind Woodward that United have had multiple dealings with the Saudis in recent years.
The Premier League clubs wanted to led by example seemingly, waving a moral compass around like anyone cares, by not inviting Newcastle United to the extraordinary meeting between the 19 top-flight clubs.
But I bet when there’s next talk of a European Super League that Newcastle will be part of the conversation…
The Mail Online claims United, Tottenham and Everton were the most vocal in the opposition to the Saudi deal.
One chief executive told the Mail it all came back to the “green-eyed monster” and “self-interest” with the promised investment in Newcastle posing a threat to other clubs.