Woodward critical of 'inconsistencies' on football's treatment as Man Utd count cost of Covid-19

21 October 2020

Photo: PA Images "While we recognise that public health must always be a priority, what is needed is consistency of approach," said Manchester United executive vice chairman Ed Woodward.

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James Corbett, Senior Correspondent corbett@offthepitch.com

Manchester United executive vice chairman Ed Woodward has spoken of his "frustration" at the government's "inconsistent" response to football during Covid, as United post £23.2 million losses for the 2019/20 season, and admit there is no end in sight of the current crisis. 

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