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Woodward, the club's executive vice chairman, has not been popular at all amongst fans at United throughout his time at Old Trafford, especially since taking over from David Gill in 2013.
The 49-year-old has been blamed for the poor transfer dealings for the team and the general malaise of many aspects of the club in recent years.
On Tuesday night, as the Super League collapsed around Florentino Perez, it was announced that Woodward would be leaving the club at the end of the year.
Reports even suggested that Woodward, who was confronted at a meeting by Harry Maguire who was angry at the exec, was always leaving the club and it had nothing to do with the absolute embarrassing failure of the new competition and his part in it.
New reports on Thursday though have claimed the opposite, saying that the former JP Morgan employee actually resigned because he was against the whole Super League from the start.
:speaking_head:"He effectively tendered his resignation because he could not support the Glazers in taking Manchester United into the European Super League"@BenRansomSky gives an update on Ed Woodward's resignation from Manchester United pic.twitter.com/52NLof0YZV- Football Daily (@footballdaily) April 22, 2021
Call me a cynic but didn't Woodward hire a former Sun journalist at the beginning of 2020 to become his PR adviser at United?!
Fortunately I wouldn't be the only one who isn't exactly buying the news:
"Joel" Hey Ed, please resign for us and take the heat off our club and then in a few days we will release a statement saying you where against the Super league to make you look like your the good person, THATS what this sounds like https://t.co/1pappPOSKH- Mike Lodder (@Lodski146) April 22, 2021
Neil Ashton is earning his money I guess.- Red Marrow (@MedullaryRed) April 22, 2021
Neil ashton working his pr spin.- PhenomStrife 2021 Aim for the stars! (@PhenomStrife) April 22, 2021
Ed Woodward :joy:- Mike (@3MikeLUHG) April 22, 2021
If I speak....
None of us are buying it fella.
Hope this helps
Ed Woodward briefing after he's announced he's leaving that he didn't believe in the thing we're led to believe he was negotiating for at least a year - is exactly what you'd expect Ed Woodward to brief now.- Barney @Red News (@barneyrednews) April 22, 2021
Fans are supposed to buy the idea that Woodward was some sort of martyr, despite the fact that UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin called out the United exec by name earlier in the week.
Ceferin explained that the Old Trafford exec had agreed to the new Champions League format before going off to hatch the Super League plan, calling Woodward a snake.
What's more is the fact that the announcement about his resignation came with a ringing endorsement from the usually silent Joel Glazer, who would have hardly mentioned the end of Woodward's time if they were at loggerheads.
What's more is Real Madrid president Perez even said the clubs had been planning the Super League for three years, maybe Ed could have resigned at any time then.
If you believe that Ed Woodward resigned in opposition to the Super League then you probably also believe Perez when he says they set it up to save the smaller clubs...
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