MANCHESTER UNITED CEO Richard Arnold has been pictured having lunch with David Gill.
Arnold, who became the first person to hold that title at United since Gill in 2013, was spotted at the Italian restaurant Cibo in Hale Village.
Gill joined the club in 1997, spending ten years as CEO, and went on to have roles at the FA while now working for UEFA.
Accountant Arnold succeeded the unpopular Ed Woodward in February.
During Gill's time at Old Trafford, he oversaw as Sir Alex Ferguson won NINE Premier League titles and two Champions League medals.
And Arnold could have been picking his brains ahead of the upcoming season.
Their lunch comes after Arnold was filmed branding last season a “f***ing nightmare” in another Cheshire day out.
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Arnold also admitted United have “f***ing burned through cash” in a meeting with 12 supporters at The Boot Inn, Willington.
SunSport later revealed the 51-year-old reassured club staff after the pub showdown with the fed-up fans.
Arnold confirmed the group were planning to protest outside his home and that he chose to head them off in his local village pub – intending to provide United’s side of the story.
The exec went on to assure staff his message to fans was no different to ones he has been peddling internally.
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Arnold laid out four key points, only this time with far fewer expletives.
He reiterated on-field achievement is the club’s No1 priority which relies on strong staff performance combined with a united and supportive fanbase.
He said the board were unhappy with last season’s showing and assured staff action is being taken to improve results.
And Arnold reminded staff of the board’s continued investment and their plan to keep spending – but in a more effective way thanks to a new structure.
Finally he reassured workers of the intention to maintain the club’s strong financial position in order to invest in facilities for the benefit of supporters, players and staff.
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