Ed Woodward to step down from Manchester United

The Chief Executive Officer of Manchester United has stepped down after the European Super League situation.
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Manchester United, alongside Liverpool FC, were one of the main clubs involved in the formation of the European Super League. The two joined 10 other clubs to create a breakaway league that would rival the UEFA Champions League. 

Those involved in the European Super League are: 

AC Milan, Arsenal FC, Atlético de Madrid, Chelsea FC, FC Barcelona, FC Internazionale Milano, Juventus FC, Liverpool FC, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid CF and Tottenham Hotspur.

However, Chelsea have since withdrawn from the highly scrutinised competition titled the European Super League. 


On top of that, Manchester United has announced that their Chief Executive Officer, Ed Woodward, has left the club and will be stepping down from his role. 

When speaking about this decision, Ed Woodward said the following. 

“I am extremely proud to have served United and it has been an honour to work for the world’s greatest football club for the past 16 years."

“The club is well positioned for the future and it will be difficult to walk away at the end of the year."

“I will treasure the memories from my time at Old Trafford, during a period when we won the Europa League, the FA Cup and the EFL Cup. I am proud of the regeneration of the club’s culture and our return to the Manchester United way of playing."

The man who joined Manchester United in 2005 was criticised for his role in the European Super League. 

Joel Glazer, Manchester United's Co-Chairman had this to say about the Super League. 

 “By bringing together the world’s greatest clubs and players to play each other throughout the season, the Super League will open a new chapter for European football, ensuring world-class competition and facilities, and increased financial support for the wider football pyramid.”