Former Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward could pocket around £1.5 million from the club’s sale.
Ed Woodward was a largely unpopular figure during his time as a Glazer puppet at Manchester United. In many ways, he was one of them, especially after running their business operations for nine years after taking over the role from David Gill.
Although Woodward left the club with his tail between his legs in 2021 following the European Super League collapse, he retained a minor shareholding in the club that will provide him with a seven-figure payday once a sale is complete.
The Glazer puppet is the only individual outside of the American family to own a ‘B’ share in the club, which grants its owner 10 votes. They make up 67% of the club’s total shareholding.
According to the Daily Mail, Woodward owns 0.05 of one B share, which could be worth £1.5m if the club is sold for £4.5bn.
Nick Train, a prominent financier, is poised to make £312m from the potential sale.
It has been reported that Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani and Sir Jim Ratcliffe lodged bids for United before Friday’s deadline.
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