Ed Woodward said one word to journalist after Liverpool beat Manchester United

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Manchester United's Europa League defeat at Anfield proved painful viewing for all involved at the club.  

Former players - most notably Paul Scholes and Rio Ferdinand - certainly made their feelings clear after the Red Devils were well and truly humbled by their rivals while a large section of fans have just about had enough after yet another pathetic display. 

Unsurprisingly, Louis van Gaal has been the subject of criticism; the Dutchman just hasn't been able to get things going in Manchester - United are a shadow of their former selves - and fans are quickly running out of patience. 


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It's understandable, of course; the Red Devils currently occupy sixth place in the Premier League table and are unlikely to secure a place in the top four. 

The football on display at Old Trafford has been below par for far too long, but the Manchester United hierarchy are yet to act. 

Woodward reaction 

Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward must have grown frustrated in recent months, but he has remained coy over the future of his manager. In truth, he has barely said a word...until now. 

Well, he has said just one word. Indeed, as reported by the Manchester Evening News, journalist Stuart Mathieson has revealed that he came face-to-face with Woodward following the clash against Liverpool. 

Mathieson has told how he shook his head in a 'this is not good enough' gesture and turned to his side in an attempt to speak to Woodward. However, the United executive vice-chairman quickly stopped all attempts at a conversation by stating 'don't'. 

That's that, then, Woodward was in no mood to discuss the Red Devils' latest on-pitch setback. It's certainly not surprising that he wasn't in the mood for engaging, but United fans probably deserve an explanation. 

Future of Manchester United 

How do the club plan to get out of the current state that they find themselves in? Something needs to change. Surely Van Gaal doesn't have a long-term future in Manchester. 

Portuguese tactician Jose Mourinho has long been linked with the top job, but are the club's hierarchy actually prepared to hire him? Ryan Giggs is clearly a candidate, but his inexperience would prove a major risk at this stage. 

Appointing the Welshman may well help the club rediscover their identity while landing Mourinho would hand them one of the most accomplished managers in world football. There are other options, of course, but it's a decision that Woodward will surely have to make in the immediate future. 

Manchester United fans: who should replace Van Gaal as your club's manager? Have your say below! 

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