Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has revealed the loss to Olympiakos in 2014 was a low point during his career and has explained why he was taking a picture that day.
Back then David Moyes was in charge for his one and only season as he took the club to the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
United would go on to lose to Bayern Munich but first they almost got knocked out by Olympiakos in the round of 16 stage.
Moyes’ men lost 2-0 away from home to the Greek side in awful fashion though they managed to overturn the tie at Old Trafford thanks to a Robin van Persie hat-trick.
What infuriated the fans even more during the loss was Woodward being caught on camera taking a picture of the occasion as if he didn’t care.
Woodward: "That [losing to Olympiakos in 2014] was a low point. I got a lot of stick for taking a picture during that game but I was taking it of a low point to remind me what we have to do." #mulive [uws]
— utdreport (@utdreport) October 21, 2019
It was Woodward’s first year in charge since David Gill also left the club at the same time Sir Alex Ferguson did.
Many lay the blame at his door for the failures endured since the legendary Scotsman retired.
Manchester United have failed to win the league since and probably even challenge for it seriously despite Jose Mourinho finishing second in his second season in charge.