Former Man Utd chairman Martin Edwards: 'I don't kid myself that I was popular at Old Trafford'Please refresh the page and retry. M artin Edwards, the former Manchester United chairman, held a party at Old Trafford last week to mark the launch of his new book. And Sir Alex Ferguson was notable by his absence. Edwards himself, always dignified, always polite, always willing to swap a United stat or two, recognises how he is perceived. He bursts out laughing when confronted with the tongue-in-cheek suggestion that it might be time for a statue to be erected in his honour. There were a number of reasons for that.
Former Man Utd chairman Martin Edwards: 'I don't kid myself that I was popular at Old Trafford'
There is a desk, a globe, family photographs, a big-screen television and a leather sofa, where Martin Edwards planned to sit through a recording of the final two hours of the transfer window. Not long…. Get The International Pack for free for your first 30 days for unlimited Smartphone and Tablet access. Already a member? Log in. Already a subscriber or registered access user? Subscription Notification.
News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. However, the former United chairman urged the current board members to back the Norwegian and called for fans to be patient. After a disappointing draw at Huddersfield Town on Sunday , the Red Devils can officially no longer qualify for the Champions League. I think United supporters are going to be patient. Since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in , United have managed one second place finish in the Premier League and have slipped well behind bitter rivals Liverpool and Manchester City.
Manchester United News. Ferguson was appointed manager at Old Trafford in but it would be four years before he delivered his first piece of silverware at the club in the form of the FA Cup, after a frustrating start to life at United in which sections of the support called for him to be sacked. Edwards, chairman from , said the club's hierarchy fully supported Ferguson as he looked to re-shape United on and off the pitch, and that he would answer letters from supporters who wrote to him questioning the appointment of, and continued backing for, the former Aberdeen boss. United went to an in-form Nottingham Forest side in the FA Cup in January where a Mark Robins goal would set them on their way to winning the competition and ultimately embark on a trophy-laden period for Ferguson and the club before his retirement in However, Edwards admits he is not sure how much longer he could have backed the Scot had United lost that tie and failed to improve on their league position, although it would be another three years before United won the Premier League title. So I steered away from votes of confidence but I did answer the private letters and all I could do was just hope and pray that it turned around sooner rather than later.
Manchester United Football Family Tree
Charles Martin Edwards born 24 July is the former chairman of Manchester United , a position he held from until He now holds the position of honorary life president at the club and Director of Inview Technology Ltd. Edwards was born in Adlington, Cheshire , England. At thirteen, he failed the entrance exam for Stowe School , his parents' first choice, and went to Cokethorpe instead. He left in with six O levels. He was elected to the Manchester United board in March