Ed Woodward scooped a cool £3.2m in earnings last season at Manchester United, making him the highest paid club director in the Premier League.
The executive vice-chairman takes care of most of the day-to-day handling at the club, after being appointed to the board of directors and named executive vice-chairman in 2013, which coincided with Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement.
His previous position was in charge of the commercial and media operations, a role handed to him in 2007, where he was credited for United's success in tying up profitable sponsorship deals with companies around the globe.
However, he has become a regular point of criticism at United for the club's struggles over recent years. Playing such an integral role in transfer negotiations, multiple failings in the market have seen the club fall off the Premier League perch Ferguson installed them on, with Woodward receiving the brunt of the flak from supporters.
Furthermore, it was Woodward who advised the Glazer family on their 2005 takeover of the club, an ownership that has never successfully won over the Old Trafford faithful.
Nevertheless, as revealed by The Times, Woodward remains the highest paid club director in the Premier League. Last year his earnings of £3.16m placed him above Daniel Levy atop the list - this despite earning £1m less than the year before.
Accounts registered at Companies House provide the details of overall payments made to each of the 12 club directors in the league and totalled £6.8m for the year ending June 2019. This was a season in which United could only manage a sixth-place finish in the top mflight.
Part of the reason for being the highest paid director comes as a direct result of United's continued revenues. Last year the club made a profit of £19m, although investors have been warned that a lack of Champions League football this season will see revenues gradually fall.
It could very well be a similar situation this campaign as United sit fifth in the table, five points adrift of Chelsea in fourth, but demonstrating a worrying run of form that is hampering their European ambitions.
Source : 90min