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Manchester United fans are rejoicing after Ed Woodward resigned from the club over the European Super League fiasco.
The executive vice-chairman announced his departure from the Red Devils as fellow Premier League "Big Six" sides Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal have been preparing to walk away from the breakaway league.
Joining Liverpool and Tottenham, they would be the 12 founding teams along three Italian and three Spanish sides who would
As the clubs look set to meet for disbandment following a furious backlash, though, Woodward has stepped down from his role at Old Trafford after eight years at the club.
And the United faithful, who have regularly criticised the 49-year-old for his actions, has shared their delight at the news on Twitter.
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"Woodward is finally gone – something has come good out of this ESL s***," one supporter said.
Another commented: "So happy Woodward has gone! Good riddance."
While a third held nothing back, with: "Woodward tired to ruin football before he left, good f***ing riddance
And a fourth added: "F*** Ed Woodward – what a day!"
A fifth wrote: "Ed Woodward out yes this is what we wanted for years, goodbye fraud."
But a sixth wanted another person at Old Trafford gone, commenting: "Now that Woodward is gone, all I have is two words for the Glazers – 'Get Out'!"
And another said: "Now Man United have got rid of Ed Woodward surely it's time to get rid of the Glazers, completely cut the cancer from the club."
With a final supporter writing: "Don’t let Woodward be the fall guy for the glazers. Time to turn the heat up on them as well."
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Woodward has been in his role at the club since 2013, replacing David Gill as he left with Sir Alex Ferguson.
But he has proved an unpopular figure over his management of transfers at the club, even leading to attacks on his home.
He took a leading role in the ESL announcement, which would put the "Big Six" in a league with Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, AC Milan, Inter and Juventus.
And the players were left "seriously unimpressed" when Woodward gave a briefing to the United players following the announcement.
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