Ed Woodward earned £2.916million during his final full year at Manchester United, making him the highest-paid club chief in the Premier League.
The departing executive vice-chairman actually saw his wage drop by £171,000 compared to the previously publicised figure of £3.087m.
The official wording of United’s accounts read: “The number of directors who held office during the year and were members of a defined contribution scheme was 1 (2020:1) Emoluments of the highest paid director amounted to £2,916,000 (2020: £3,087,000), including Company contributions to defined contribution schemes of £nil (2020: £nil).”
Woodward, 50, will leave his role as United executive vice-chairman on February 1, with Richard Arnold to succeed him as chief executive.
Woodward tendered his resignation last April following support for the ill-fated Super League and the expectation had been Arnold would succeed him.
The outgoing executive vice-chairman will not undertake any consultancy period but club sources say he will attend football board meetings until the end of June to help oversee a smooth transition. Woodward will not stay on as a consultant beyond then.
Arnold will become the first person to hold the chief executive title at United since David Gill stepped down in 2013.