Former Premier League Club Chairman Slams Woodward For This Reason

Former Chairman of Crystal Palace Simon Jordan has slammed Manchester United executive vice chairman Ed Woodward for his handling of Manchester United. He even called Woodward ‘lazy’ with regards to the huge contract given to goalie David De Gea.

Reports have revealed that David De Gea is set to sign a new six-year deal worth £375k per week at Manchester United.

Simon Jordan, who was Chairman of Crystal Palace for ten years believes it’s a wrong move by Woodward. Here are his words:

“This is a lack of football savvy, this is laziness. If you look at De Gea’s performances, he’s in decline. He made only saved 69 per cent of the shots he faced last season, which puts him in the bottom half of the Premier League goalkeepers.

“He’s at an average team, sure, but there are averages teams that have goalkeepers who are performing at a better level.

“I think Woodward is being lazy and would rather say, ‘I’ll do something with other people’s money’. I’m not saying De Gea is in full decline, but what I am saying when you look at the statistics, is where else do you get a reward for going backwards?”