Ed Woodward has resigned from his role as Manchester United executive vice-chairman. But he will not depart until the end of 2021.
The announcement of his decision comes on a seismic evening in football, with the European Super League coming crashing down around its founding members. United, along with their fellow Premier League ‘Big Six’ clubs and six other sides, were one of the clubs to establish the controversial breakaway competition.
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Woodward was not given a role in the European Super League but he is believed to have played a key role in the build up to its announcement on Sunday
United sources were keen to stress to Mirror Football that Woodward’s decision was not down to the Super League and that he had indeed been planning to exit at the end of the year all along.