The Red Devils’ CEO has been in the job for seven years, brokering deals such as the then-record return of Paul Pogba for £89m.
But the 49-year-old has faced criticism during his time at Old Trafford for some of his transfer decisions as well as managerial sackings.
And the latest financial statement from United show that he has been taking a hefty fee for his decisions.
According to the 2019/20 season figures, Woodward earned £3.09m during the campaign - £130,000 more than the nearest competitor, Tottenham director Daniel Levy.
But the United chief’s salary was actually down from the previous year, which saw the 49-year-old take home £3.16m as his side finished sixth after sacking Jose Mourinho.
Woodward’s salary last season is just under half the total taken by the United board, which includes club legend Sir Alex Ferguson, predecessor David Gill and the Glazer family ownership.
The club’s top chiefs took a total of £6.78m - in the same year that revenue was severely impact by Covid-19.
United’s total fell by £114.4m from the 2018/19 season to £487.5m as rebates were paid to broadcasters due to the lockdown postponing fixtures.
And it meant that the Old Trafford side ended up with a pre-tax loss of £17.7m last season, having made £28.3m in profit the year before.
But the club did make efforts to save money, reducing their wage bill from £242.5m from £287.4m - partly helped by the lack of Champions League football bonuses.
While they reached out to the local community during the lockdown, offering refunds for season tickets, continuing to pay casual staff, donating medical supplies and delivering food parcels.
It comes as Woodward has confirmed United’s plans for the 2021 transfer windows as his side have the opportunity to go top of the table.