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United were recognised as one of the 'founding members' of the European Super League alongside Premier League teams Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham.
But involvement in the European competition from the Premier League's 'big six' sparked a massive backlash from fans, pundits and organisations like FIFA and UEFA.
Woodward, who has become a divisive figure for United fans, is now set to resign his role with the Red Devils at the end of the year.
According to talkSPORT, the 49-year-old's decision to step down as executive vice-chairman came after the widespread condemnation of The Super League.
TalkSPORT's unnamed sources claim that there has been 'no falling out' between Woodward and United and he 'always planned to leave then.'
Woodward played an important role in advising the Glazer family during the 2005 takeover of United.
The United executive vice-chairman became more involved with United as he took on duties in United's commercial and media activities in 2007.
Woodward's success saw the Red Devils seal up beneficial sponsorship deals and increase the club's value.
He landed his current role as executive vice-chairman in 2012, but he was widely criticised for his handling of United's transfer signings after Sir Alex Ferguson left the club.
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