Manchester United executive vice chairman Ed Woodward has gone home early from the club’s offices after forgetting the password on his computer, according to sources close to the club.
Woodward, who arrived at the offices at 07.10am, was said to be frantically battering his keyboard for well over twenty minutes before eventually giving up.
Loud shouts of anger were heard coming from his office, according to an administrator at the club, before he sighed and said “That’s football I guess” to no one in particular.
Sources at the club say that this is the ninth day in a row that Woodward has forgotten his password.
He has declined offers from the club’s IT team to change it, in a practice which would take less than two minutes, saying “Sometimes it’s just not meant to be”.
Speaking to media before returning home to watch deadline day on Sky Sports News, Woodward told journalists that it was just another indication of the magic of deadline day.
“You never know what’s going to happen,” he said. “You might sign a superstar, you might forget your password and spend the day at home in your boxers. You just never know.”