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Manchester United executive vice chairman Ed Woodward set to step down after Super League fiasco

Manchester United executive vice chairman Ed Woodward is stepping down following the Super League fiasco, CBS Sports soccer insider Fabrizio Romano confirms. TalkSPORT in the UK were the first to report the development. The Manchester Evening News report that he will stay in his role until the end of the calendar year before stepping down.

The Red Devils were one of 12 founding clubs in the proposal that was announced Sunday night that could potentially have changed the landscape of the sport in Europe forever. But a domino effect began on Tuesday afternoon as fans, players and managers continued to speak out against the money-grabbing idea led by Real Madrid president Florentino Perez.

Both Chelsea and Manchester City are reportedly set to back out of the plans, while Manchester United, Atletico Madrid and Barcelona are believed to be soon to follow. 

It’s unclear why exactly Woodward is stepping down, but without a doubt the image of all the clubs involved have been damaged as a result of the developments. The future of the Super League appears to be in serious doubt as fans across the world rejoice. 

Manchester United have not confirmed Woodward’s departure as of Tuesday afternoon.

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