20/02/2013 12:00, Report by Communications Dept.
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Ed Woodward assumes responsibilities at MU

operations at Old Trafford. In addition, he has been responsible for managing the work to upgrade our state-of-the-art training facilities at Carrington to an exceptionally high standard.

“Richard, Michael and I have worked closely together for more than five years now and I’m delighted this core group will continue to help shape the future of the club for years to come.”

Sir Alex Ferguson said:

“Ed is taking over from a chief executive who has helped to lay the foundations of the present Manchester United. I know David will welcome Ed’s appointment, as I do. He is a young man with the energy and drive to help keep United at the forefront of the game and to help us maintain our success on the field.  I’m looking forward to working with him and wish him all the best.”

Richard Arnold said:

“It is a great privilege to have been asked to serve as the group managing director of the world's greatest football club. Having worked as commercial director since 2007, I have seen the esteem in which it is held around the world and I am conscious that those who work here are the custodians of that reputation and have a responsibility to honour the past while preparing the club for the challenges of the future.

“The great strength of Manchester United is its ability to combine continuity with a relentless desire to change and improve. I look forward to playing my part in continuing that tradition and keeping this great institution in the hearts and minds of our fans all around the world and at the top of world football.”

Michael Bolingbroke said:

“I have worked closely with the Foundation since its early days and have been involved in some of its activities and programmes. It’s a great honour to have the opportunity to become its chairman and be able to help define its strategy and ensure that its ultimate goal – of using the power of Manchester United to help disadvantaged communities both here in Manchester and around the world – is

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