Manchester United vice-chairman Ed Woodward was worried about facing severe backlash from the fans after the club’s defeat to Cardiff City at home.
Neil Warnock’s side beat United at Old Trafford as Woodward watched from the stands.
Nathaniel Mendez-Laing's double ended Man United's wretched season on a sour note with a 2-0 home defeat by relegated Cardiff.
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Solskjaer’s men looked off-colour right from the start eventually succumbing to a 2-0 defeat courtesy a brace from Nathaniel Mendez-Laing.
The fans made their voices loud and clear with a viral footage emerging of Paul Pogba being involved in a brawl with a fan.
South China Morning Post reports that Woodward has arranged for extra security after the game.
The United boss was worried about facing a massive backlash from the fans as they closed the chapter on a woeful Premier League season.
Woodward was taking lessons from history as United supporters have previously tried to enter the director’s box after a 3-0 defeat at the hands of arch Rivals Manchester City during David Moyes’ era.
However, the same report also states that Woodward did not require the extra workforce he had deployed that day.
The 52-year-old is under enormous pressure after the club failed to qualify for the UEFA Champions League for the third season in seven years under his stewardship.
Among his prolific critics is the ex-United star and Sky Pundit, Gary Neville who believes that Woodward needs to let go of the footballing side of things at United and shift his focus entirely on the Business end.
“Ed Woodward’s had seven years now at this. Seven years,” Neville recently ranted on Sky Sports.
“I think he’s had his chance personally. I think he’s had his chance at running the football side of the club.
“No problem with keeping him at the club on the business side of things. The revenues, the operating profit, I’d imagine are pleasing the Glazer family enormously.
“That’s fine, but he’s had his chance at running the football side of the club.”