forward to having the opportunity to support him in shaping his squad in the future and maintaining the club’s position at the pinnacle of the sport.
“I’d like to thank David for his help and guidance over recent years, which has helped to develop and hone my experience at the highest level of club football.
“I am delighted Richard has accepted the offer of becoming group managing director. His work as commercial director has redefined the way the industry looks at sponsorship and partner servicing and I know he will continue to bring the same enthusiasm and skills to his new role.
“Michael has done great work at the club in the last six years and has transformed the customer service ethos and 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: