Manchester United’s new chief executive, Ed Woodward, has confirmed that United are looking to bring the words “football club” back on to the club crest, with Joel Glazer pushing the idea through.

United removed “football club” from the badge in 1998, much to the disappointment of the fans, to make it easier to digitally reproduce, with ‘Manchester United’ in larger letters.

“I didn’t like that change of badge,” said Woodward. “Joel didn’t like that change. We will look at that and have a think about that. We are a football club, not a business. ‘I described it to our staff that we are a 135-year-old club and that’s what you have to remember. We are a football club, a club with a capital C. Strapped to that is a commericial business that’s going to fund a lot of the player purchases going forward here and we have to be supportive of both. We’ve got to make sure they co-exist together but don’t impact each other and that’s where we are trying to balance it.”