Gary Neville has offered a blunt reaction to the news that Ed Woodward is to leave his position as executive vice-chairman at Manchester United.

Woodward will depart at the end of the season after it became clear that his plans to take the club into a European Super League were falling apart.

On a dramatic Tuesday, following protests and widespread condemnation of the plans for the new league, the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City are believed to have stated their intention to withdraw.

And it is now looking as if the proposed division will collapse in what is being described as a huge win for football supporters at the expense of their owners.

Ed Woodward will leave Manchester United at the end of the season
Ed Woodward will leave Manchester United at the end of the season

Neville was one of the most high-profile figures to condemn the scheme, while he has also been highly critical of Woodward in the past.

And following news of his impending departure Neville simply tweeted an emoji of a waving hand to bid farewell to the 49-year-old.

And he also posted a picture of himself drinking red wine along with the caption: "To The Super League."

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.

United sources were keen to stress to Mirror Football that Woodward's decision was not down to the Super League and that he had indeed been planning to exit in the summer all along.

Gary Neville was clearly delighted by the news
Gary Neville was clearly delighted by the news

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.

It is not clear what his next move will be, but his departure is likely to be celebrated by the majority of Red Devils supporters.