Manchester United vice-chairman Ed Woodward has confirmed that he’s leaving his post at the end of the year.
Woodward is vacating his post after the club’s involvement in the European Super League, which has caused major hostile reactions from fans.
United are now being linked with three players as we approach the summer transfer window — Erling Haaland, Raphael Varane and Jack Grealish have all been strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford.
According to reports, Manchester United will make the move for their targets without Woodward.
Woodward, has been heavily scrutinised in the past for his failings in the transfer market, with former manager Jose Mourinho claiming that his key targets weren’t signed by Woodward.
Meanwhile, The Athletic’s David Ornstein believes negotiations could well be easier for new signings without Woodward at the club.
Appearing on Sky Sports’ Super Sunday Match day, Ornstein said: “I don’t think it’s going to affect the plan, Manchester United will have had their plans for the summer,” Ornstein said.
“I don’t think Ed Woodward leaving will affect them majorly – I think some people might point out how difficult negotiations have been with Manchester United and Ed Woodward, and so maybe it will be improved for United this summer.”