Ed Woodward has undoubtedly overseen a prosperous time financially at Old Trafford, but Manchester United are renowned for the trophies they’ve won and the football they play, so that’s the next great test for the former chartered accountant. It remains to be seen if he is up to the task. Edward Woodward was born in Essex in 1971. Growing up in modest surroundings, he attended Brentwood School in his local area. In college, he studied physics at the University of Bristol – graduating in 1993. Later, he qualified as a chartered accountant.
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