And Crouch believes the club’s owners won’t be too upset with the misfortunes on the pitch because of the club’s financial position.

“I think they’re skirting around the real issue here that Ed Woodward is not a football man,” he said on BT Sport.

“He’s a commercial man. He’s getting deals done and you have to say he’s doing a very good job at that.

“If you’re the Glazers and you’re sitting in another country and Ed Woodward is getting you all these commercial deals and taking £100million or whatever it is out of it a year then are you disappointed?



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