The executive vice-chairman was discussing the club’s financial results with United on course to become the first British club to earn more than half a billion pounds in a single year.
But in an official club statement, Woodward gave a big snub to Van Gaal.
He alluded to the club’s young guns but the lack of acknowledgement towards the boss adds more uncertainty as to whether he’s staying at Old Trafford.
Woodward said: “The conclusion to this year’s season demonstrates once again why the Premier League is the most popular league in the most popular sport.
“As we reflect on our season, we are delighted by the emergence of yet another crop of exciting young players that demonstrate once again our terrific track record of youth development.