ED Woodward was given a near-60 per cent pay rise to more than £4m by Manchester United last season.
Woodward’s mammoth boost was contained in the club’s official accounts for the year.
United finished second under Jose Mourinho, who was sacked in December.
Criticism of United’s style of play and Mourinho’s breakdown in relationships with his dressing room, in particular Paul Pogba, led to his dismissal.
But on-field performances did not hinder Woodward from coining an absolute fortune.
According to the numbers, Woodward’s pay rose in 2017-18 from £2.604m to £4.152m, a rise of 59.44 per cent.
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Spurs chairman Daniel Levy took more than £6m in the year to 2017 but that was after his full payments for the previous three years had been deferred.
Meanwhile, United’s search for a director of football is being held up because potential candidates have no idea what Woodward wants them to do.
United have spent the past two seasons toying with the idea of appointing their first technical director of football.
RB Leipzig chief Paul Mitchell, Andrea Berta of Atlético Madrid, Monchi of Roma, Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici and Ajax’s Edwin van der Sar all linked with the job.
But according to The New York Times, United’s chief executive Woodward has not made it clear what the role of the director of football will be.
Whoever takes the role will be working with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
SunSport exclusively revealed the Norwegian who has won eleven of his thirteen games in charge has been chosen ahead of Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino as the man to take over long-term from Mourinho.