Ed Woodward resigned from his post at Manchester United on Tuesday
The executive vice-chairman was the first major name to bite the bullet as dreams of the European Super League came crashing down. Given the backlash that followed, the ex-investment banker had little option but to go.
Woodward admitted that it was an honour to represent who he believes is the biggest club in the world for as long as he did.
“I am extremely proud to have served United and it has been an honour to work for the world’s greatest football club for the past 16 years.”
The 49-year-old believes that the club is well-positioned to remain competitive and admits it is a difficult decision for him to walk away from the job.
Perhaps interestingly, he has also claimed that under him, the club’s culture has been regenerated and we have held true to our identity on the pitch.
“I am proud of the regeneration of the club’s culture and our return to the Manchester United way of playing.”
While few can downplay his commercial acumen, his record in the top office after replacing David Gill in 2012 is rather sketchy. It is fair to say that he is not a welcome sight for many United fans.
A legacy to be proud of?
Woodward also attributed to not only spending over £1bn on the squad while also the progress shown by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his side in recent seasons. He believes the day is not far when United will once again be celebrating silverware.
The 49-year-old also went on to express his joy at the number of players who have come through the Academy during his time at the helm. 34 players have crossed the divide, with the likes of Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood cementing themselves as key first-team stars.
“In the years to come the club’s production line of young talent will continue to push established first team players for their places. That competition bodes well for the future.”
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Woodward has had his successes but the jury will always be out regarding his recruitment and team-building ability. While money has been spent, it is debatable if the value was really obtained for the same.
With his resignation, the club now have the opportunity to embark upon a new path and incorporate new ideas. We have an opportunity to truly rebuild from the top down and it remains to be seen who will be entrusted with that.
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