“I think we all agree that we want supporters back watching football at Old Trafford as soon as possible,” said Woodward.
“But that can only happen when we are advised it is safe to do so and, clearly, the Government has a major say in that.
”No decisions have been made yet but we think it is possible that the initial games, particularly the ones related to finishing or trying to complete this season, will probably have to be played behind closed doors. But that is not confirmed yet.
“We’re not necessarily happy about that. Clearly, football requires our fans in the stadium for it to be complete, but public health must come first and, as I said, this is down to the Government.”
It was reiterated that, despite the present uncertainty, there is a determination to complete the season. However, he did not anticipate any potential move to play the Premier League games abroad.
“I’ve not heard anything on that,” he said.
“I would expect our remaining domestic games to be played in England.”