Ed Woodward has resigned from his role as Manchester United executive vice-chairman.

He departs amid a seismic evening in football, with the European Super League coming crashing down around its founding members.

United, along with their fellow Premier League 'Big Six' clubs and six other sides, were one of the clubs to establish the controversial breakaway competition.

Woodward was not given a role in the European Super League but he is believed to have played a key role in the build up to its announcement on Sunday.

It's understood that Woodward had been planning to step down from his role at Old Trafford in the summer.

But now he has brought forwards his departure with immediate effect, making the decision to leave his post on Tuesday.

Ed Woodward has overseen big changes at Manchester United
Ed Woodward has overseen big changes at Manchester United during his 15 years

Woodward has been associated with Manchester United since 2005, when he advised Malcolm Glazer on his takeover of the club.

He was named executive vice-chairman in 2012 and faced regular criticism from fans over his dealings in the transfer market.

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