Solskjaer backed as outcomes launched in error

Solskjaer backed as results released in error

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer guided Manchester United to victory of their most up-to-date Premier League sport at Everton

Manchester United stay “completely dedicated” to supervisor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, says govt vice-chairman Ed Woodward.

Woodward’s feedback have been contained within the membership’s first-quarter outcomes, launched early in error on Thursday.

Solskjaer got here beneath intense stress following successive defeats by Arsenal and Istanbul Baseksehir.

However Woodward stated the membership “stay completely dedicated to the constructive path we’re on beneath Ole”.

United are 14th within the Premier League, having received three and misplaced three of their opening seven matches.

The digital writer that releases United’s regulatory statements was doing a take a look at on Thursday and incorrectly went stay with the figures. They weren’t scheduled to be revealed till Friday lunchtime GMT.

United had already stated they might not be holding an traders’ convention name with the outcomes, revealed three weeks after their 2019-20 remaining outcomes have been issued.

Total income was £109m, down 19.5% in contrast with the identical quarter final yr.

Matchday income fell considerably as matches continued to be performed behind closed doorways, however United nonetheless generated £1.7m, by way of a mix of membership gross sales and rental revenue from property owned round Outdated Trafford.

Broadcast income was up on account of Premier League video games being performed in July, whereas industrial income has dropped 25.7% to £59.7m.

The corporate pays a $0.09 (6.86p) dividend on shares on 7 January, 2021.

Woodward added: “Whereas the Covid-19 pandemic continues to trigger vital disruption, we’re optimistic that the restoration and normalisation part is steadily coming into view.

“The membership’s resilience and our sturdy industrial enterprise proceed to offer a strong basis and offers us confidence in our long-term outlook past the pandemic, each on and off the pitch.”

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