Man Utd chief Ed Woodward quits UEFA role amid European Super League plans

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Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has stepped down from his role with UEFA amid plans for a European Super League.

Woodward was appointed onto UEFA’s Professional Football Strategy Council as an ECA representative in September 2017.

However, United have now resigned from the European Club Association with Woodward also stepping down from his role.

It comes amid plans for a new European Super League with the Red Devils one of 12 founding members.

United owner Joel Glazer will be one of the vice-chairmen of the Super League, which is being led by Florentino Perez.

Clubs finally confirmed plans for the Super League late on Sunday evening following a day of criticism of football’s future.

Manchester United are one of six Premier League sides involved with Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester City also being founding members.

They are joined by Spanish clubs Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Atletico Madrid as well as Serie A trio Inter Milan, Juventus and AC Milan.

The new Super League has been widely criticised by fans with Woodward having previously reassured United supporters that the club would 'keep matchgoing fans firmly in the centre of thoughts' over possible changes to European club competition.

The Manchester Evening News report that United fans were not consulted on the club’s involvement in the Super League.

Three more clubs are expected to become founding members of the European Super League in the coming weeks.

Those involved hope to be able to start the midweek competition in August, though the likes of the FA and Premier League have hit out at plans.

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