Ed Woodward has branded Manchester United
's miserable season 'turbulent' and has vowed to back manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as he looks to rebuild his under-performing squad in the summer.
The United executive vice chairman, who has come under fire following the club's fall from grace post-Sir Alex Ferguson, added that preparations are already underway to ensure next season sees an improvement.
United finished sixth and missed out on securing a Champions League
place following a shocking year, which saw Jose Moruinho sacked and ended with an embarrassing 2-0 home defeat at the hands of relegated Cardiff City on Sunday.
'After a turbulent season, everyone at Manchester United is focused on building towards the success that this great club expects and our fans deserve,' Woodward said.
'Preparations for the new season are underway and the underlying strength of our business will allow us to support the manager and his team as we look to the future.'
Woodward was speaking at the release of the club's figures for the third quarter of the financial year.
Despite on the field issues, United are still forecasting a turnover of between £615m and £630m this year, which would break their own record, which is also a record for a British club.
Woodward will speak to investors on a conference call at 1pm.