October 16, 2021

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Woodward was well aware of ESL claimed EPL club ♣ chief

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Woodward resigned as Manchester United’s executive vice-chairman because he could not support the owners’ plans to join the Super League, Sky Sports News understands; Woodward met Boris Johnson last week but it is understood the Super League was not discussed

Departing Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward was involved in plans for the Super League “from day one”, says a Premier League club chief executive.

But a Premier League chief executive described that as “laughable”, telling Sky Sports News: “He was involved in it from day one.”Joel Glazer was unveiled as a Super League vice-chairman as United were one of the 12 founding clubs that announced they were forming the breakaway league on Sunday night.

United went on to quit the European Club Association, while Woodward stood down from his roles with UEFA.The plans were met with fury by supporters, leagues and governing bodies. UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said Woodward had backed his Champions League reforms just days before United announced their role in the rival Super League, and branded the executives behind the plans as “snakes” and “liars”.

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