Manchester United called an emergency briefing on Monday to discuss their decision to join the European Super League. And just a day before they withdrew due to fans’ reactions, Harry Maguire confronted Ed Woodward at Manchester United’s meeting.
On Tuesday night, United backed out of the breakaway league, after Chelsea and Manchester City, due to the overwhelming backlash.
Moreover, the same night, Ed Woodward announced that he’d stepped down as the club’s executive vice-chairman when 2021 ended.
Just a day previously, Woodward met with staff and players to talk over the newly-announced league in an emergency meeting.
And, apparently, United captain Harry Maguire confronted Ed Woodward at Manchester United’s meeting.
Some United players were upset because they discovered their employer’s central role in the breakaway league via the media.
Indeed, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his players learnt of these plans as late as Sunday. Shortly before the team’s Premier League clash against Burnley, their club announced its participation in the league.
Moreover, these players also thought it unfair that their coach became the scapegoat for United. He had to face Sky Sports’ questions about the ESL in his post-match interview all alone, without any information.
The squad’s reaction to Woodward in the meeting was ‘lukewarm’, despite him saying he acted in the club’s best interests.
And now, The Daily Mail’s Mike Keegan has tweeted that Maguire confronted Woodward at the meeting. They captain was angry that the players knew nothing about the Super League plans before playing Burnley.
United fans, themselves dead against the decision, have praised their captain allegedly taking a stance on social media.