Manchester United executive vice-chairman joined boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Carrington on Thursday.
Woodward made a routine visit to the United training ground, to meet with the Red Devils boss and watch the side train, four days after they opened their Premier League campaign with a thumping 4-0 win over Chelsea .
Marcus Rashford scored twice, with Anthony Martial and Daniel James also finding the net in a morale-boosting victory, in which £80million new boy Harry Maguire made an impressive debut.
But Woodward and Solskjaer are still working in unison in a bid to trim some of the excess from United’s squad.
Solskjaer admitted earlier this week that more sales could be forthcoming before the close of the European transfer window.
“There might be, yes,” he said when asked about players leaving Old Trafford.
“The thing is it’s not about who we don’t want here, it’s about who we do want here, and you’re going to see that in the team selections and who’s going to be with us in the long run.”
The biggest conundrum for the pair right now is Alexis Sanchez, the club’s highest earner.
The Chile international, 30, doesn’t fit into Solskjaer’s plans and won’t be a first-team regular.
But Woodward is struggling to shift a player who has scored just five goals in 45 appearances – over an 18-month period – due to his mammoth £500k-a-week contract.
There has been interest from Italy in Sanchez, but clubs continue to be put off by his wage demands.
And that has left Woodward in a situation where he is left with a fast-diminishing asset, whose value will only continue to decrease if he remains at Old Trafford and doesn’t see action.
Woodward and Solskjaer have held a number of discussions over Sanchez’s future in recent months.
But now the situation is becoming more desperate, with Woodward now having just two weeks to try to get him a move.
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Other players up for discussion over potential exits are Marcos Rojo and Matteo Darmian.
The defensive duo, both 29, set United back over £35million with their respective signings.
But both are down the pecking order and are on offer to foreign suitors.