Outgoing Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward ‘deeply regrets’ not voicing objections to European Super League
- April 22, 2021
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Ed Woodward left his role at Manchester United amid the European Super League controversy, but a report claims he had his doubts about the project and ‘deeply regrets’ not sharing them.
The 49-year-old resigned as executive vice-chairman on Tuesday shortly before the Red Devils announced they were pulling out of the Super League.
talkSPORT understands Woodward’s departure is unrelated to his part in the Super League and it was always part of the plan for him to step down at the end of the year.
However, he is viewed as a major player in the creation of the breakaway league that was only called off following a furious backlash from fans, players, pundits and coaches.
And it seems he had his doubts, too, with The Times reporting that he ‘deeply regrets’ not voicing his reservations he had about it during talks with other plotting clubs.
Man United, and the other five Premier League clubs involved all withdrew on a dramatic Tuesday night, however, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez insists the Super League is ‘not dead’ and binding contracts were signed.