Reports have speculated that Manchester United Executive Vice-Chairman Ed Woodward could not support the Glazers over their plans of joining the European Super League. Woodward resigned from his role hours before the Big Six withdrew from the breakaway league. At the time of announcing Woodward’s resignation, no mention of the European Super League was made. Manchester United was one of the 12 Founding members when they announced the formation of the European Super League. Manchester United executive vice-chairman had resigned from his roles with UEFA after the announcement was made.
“I am extremely proud to have served United, and it has been an honor 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.” Woodward said in his resignation statement. “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 European Super League plans were met with backlash from managers, players, and fans from all corners of the football world. UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin labelled the executives behind the plans as “snakes” and “liars”. He mentioned that Ed Woodward had told him that he was backing the Champions League reforms.
“We have invested more than £1 billion 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,” Manchester United Ed Woodward said. “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.