Richard Arnold reveals his plans for Manchester United after replacing Ed Woodward as chief executive

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Manchester United chief executive Richard Arnold has revealed his plans for the club after succeeding executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.

Arnold has urged Manchester United fans to have belief in the club’s ability to produce a “world-class football environment”.

“Everyone associated with Manchester United should have belief in the opportunities that lie ahead of us, both on the pitch and in the way we engage and serve our fans,” said Arnold.

“We have a clear vision and we are implementing a strategy to win with an empowered leadership team to drive that forward. We will foster a culture of excellence through a world-class football environment, while strengthening the role of fans at the heart of the club and harnessing the power of Manchester United to make a positive impact on people, the environment and society.

“All of this will be supported by a sustainable operating model that ensures the club is strong for the present and secure for the future.”