Man Utd executive vice chairman Woodward to leave role at end of 2021


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(Reuters) - Manchester United's Ed Woodward will leave his role as executive vice-chairman at end of the year, the Premier League club said in a statement on Tuesday.

Woodward was one of the leading figures in the breakaway European Super League project which has come in for criticism after it was announced on Sunday.

"Manchester United has today announced that executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward will step down from his role at the end of 2021," the club said in a statement.

(Reporting by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Christian Radnedge)

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