Ed Woodward wants to meet with Gary Neville in a bid to get the Manchester United legend back on side, reports say. Neville has repeatedly hit out at United this season and has heavily criticised Woodward in his position as executive vice-chairman. The Mirror claim Neville’s rants have not gone unnoticed at United and Woodward will seek to sit down with the former Red Devil. Woodward has not met with Neville since the end of last season and has watched from afar as the club legend blamed him for poor recruitment and the dramatic decline at United.
Neville urged Woodward to hire football experts and hand over transfer dealings, even suggesting the chief should step down. ‘I don’t believe the guy (Woodward) at the top should be there doing it anymore, I think he has had his chance but that is another story,’ Neville said of Woodward this month.
‘The club has gone backwards in some senses in the short-term for what would be I think a better position in the longer term.’ Last week Woodward denied he had a major role in signings and intends to ‘rebuild bridges’ between the club and their former stars. Woodward wants to strengthen relationships with the Class of ’92, who have been so critical of the running of the club and their star players in recent years.