The image of Ed Woodward in the terraces of Old Trafford has almost begun synonymous with Manchester United's problems over the past few years.

He has been the subject of many a United fans ire, for his handling of transfers and managers and it is almost telling that of all the Chief Executives in the league, I bet you'd struggle to name one or two others in the league, but you could instantly recognise Woodward.

During his time at United, he has been influential in transforming the club into the financial juggernaut today and also keeping finances high while the team's performances on the pitch waivered, by securing several high-profile and profitable sponsorship deals.

When you look at the decisions he has been made to influence the club's on-pitch performance, he has fallen short in terms of the fans' expectations.

Therefore the appointment of Ralf Rangnick will be greeted with high regard. The MEN Sport understands that Rangnick is set to be appointed as United interim manager for six months to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, followed by a two-year consultancy position where he will be involved in the club's major decision making.

Woodward's mistakes when it comes to football spectacularly came to a head during the debacle of the European Super League in April of this year, of which Woodward was stated to be one of the major names driving the project forward. In the wake of the backlash to what was an idea that was described as 'destroying football', Woodward stated that he would be stepping down from his position.

He is still at the club as of this moment, but it seems that he will be leaving United in the hands of Richard Arnold. With the appointment of Rangnick, it could now be that the club is taking a step in the right direction and having experts focusing on what they excel at rather than trying to focus on positions where they don't seem to have the needed expertise.

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Rangnick has the experience of building a club from scratch with RB Leipzig, which won't be necessary at United, but given how far they are behind their rivals in terms of the club's structure they need someone who can shake up the norm as it has not been working.

The Red Bull links will be attractive to United's higher-ups. The clubs in Salzburg, New York, and Leipzig were created to improve Red Bull's worldwide brand but instead of just relying on name alone, they focused on improving the football to in turn improve the brand.

This is the opposite of the mindset that United have been adopting as of late and it is a massive step in the right direction for the club and maybe the appointment of Rangnick shows a moment of clarity for the club that they can't carry on the way they have been.

Alongside Murtaugh and Fletcher, Rangnick will offer a guiding hand and bring the club into the modern-day, while Arnold can focus on the financial side of the operation and hopefully fade back into the obscurity that should come with his role at the club.