There is hope at Manchester United that Sir Alex Ferguson will accept an increased role at the club following the news of Ed Woodward’s resignation.
Woodward, United’s long-standing executive vice-chairman, will step away from his role at the club later this year and while some believe that the 49-year-old should leave at the end of the season, it’s reported that he will remain in place for a crucial transfer window.
It’s unclear whether or not United will appoint a direct replacement for Woodward, although The Athletic reports that Richard Arnold, United’s managing director, would be considered an appropriate candidate.
The report also states that there are some at Old Trafford who hope that Alex Ferguson, the club’s greatest-ever manager, will increase his role with the Red Devils as part of the restructure.
Ferguson retired from his role as United boss in 2013 but he remains close to the club and regularly acts as consultant and ambassador, having been drafted in as part of a charm offensive when United attempted to sign Jude Bellingham last summer.
Ferguson’s passion for United is matchless and he was none too pleased with how the club’s hierarchy dealt with the European Super League plans last weekend.
The Scot was reportedly unhappy that manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was forced to answer questions about United’s plan to break away into the Super League when the Norwegian had only found out about the proposal moments before kick-off against Burnley on Sunday.
Solskjaer admitted that he knew little more than reporters or fans when he was asked to give his opinion on the Super League, from which United have since withdrawn their participation following unprecedented outrage among supporters.
While United released a statement on their withdrawal on Tuesday night, the club did not link the news of Woodward’s departure to the backlash regarding the Super League.
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