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Manchester United confirm Ed Woodward will be stepping down

Manchester United confirm Ed Woodward will be stepping down

Hurray!

It would be fantastic if the Glazers followed suit but for now we are happy that Manchester United have confirmed that executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward will step down from his role at the end of 2021.

The club will deny that this comes after the European Super League fallout, but we think fans should be let decide for themselves because these leaches have betrayed us time and time again. Why would he take their word for things now?

“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,” Woodward told the official Manchester United website.

“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.

“We have invested more than £1bn in the squad during my time here and I am particularly delighted with the progress the players have made under the astute leadership of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his coaching team in the last two years.

“I am sure that with the changes we have made on-field and to the coaching and football staff in recent years this great club will soon be lifting silverware again. It deserves to.

“I desperately wanted the club to win the Premier League during my tenure and I am certain the foundations are in place for us to win it back for our passionate fans.

“Our world-famous academy is flourishing again, with 34 players progressing into the first team since 2013, and it has been a pleasure to watch talents such as Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood and Axel Tuanzebe flourish in the first team environment. In the years to come the club’s production line of young talent will continue to push established first team players for their places. That competition bodes well for the future.

“We have also established Manchester United women and their progress is further evidence of the demand for success at this great club.

“The last 16 months have brought so many unique challenges and the club’s work in the community and around the world during the Covid-19 pandemic has been heroic.

“The financial impact on football clubs has been severe, but United have been one of the most robust and resilient in the face of extraordinary financial pressures. 

“I would like to thank United’s passionate fans for their support during the good and bad times. I know this has been a challenging period in our history, but your support for the team has never, ever been in doubt.

“Finally, it has been a pleasure to work with so many magnificent, talented and hard-working people.”

Joel Glazer added: “Ed Woodward has served the club with great distinction. On behalf of everyone at United I would like to place on record our sincere thanks for his tireless work and dedication.

“His contribution to the club has been massive, and he will always be welcome at Old Trafford as a part of the Manchester United family.”

Woodward joined United in 2005 and became executive vice chairman in 2013.

Fans became impatient with his incompetent ways and there’s not a journalist who covers Manchester United who hasn’t heard a ton of embarrassing stories about Woodward’s transfer dealings.

The fact he took part in a UEFA meeting just weeks ago, to discuss the future of the Champions League, also made his role untenable. Nobody in football is going to trust him again.

Read more: MMA star Conor McGregor says he’s thinking about buying Manchester United



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