Manchester United make huge decision about Ed Woodward’s replacement

Ed Woodward, Manchester United.(Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)
Ed Woodward, Manchester United.(Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images) /

According to the latest reports, Manchester United have made an important decision about a potential Ed Woodward replacement and it is a surprising one.

In January Ed Woodward was on the cusps. He was standing right at the precipice. Teetering on the edge and staring down into a gaping abyss below. Relations between the club’s chief and Manchester United were fraught.

The club’s appalling run of results had been largely blamed on Ed Woodward. His failure to lure the right targets to Old Trafford and his inability to negotiate appropriate wages had formed a great dichotomy at United.

Quality was sparse.

Yet in just a few months, Ed Woodward seems to have got himself back from that precipice.

Much of that has been thanks to his January dealings.

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While Woodward’s performance in January was far from perfect, the winter window was one of the best ones in reason Man United memory. Which in fairness says a lot about just how abysmal the club’s transfer activity has been over the past few seasons.

If it wasn’t for the Red Devils’ ability to churn out academy talent year after year, Man united could be in a far worse shape.

Nevertheless, in January, Woodward proved his worth.

Ultimately, his hard negotiations with Sporting Lisbon paid dividends and he managed to agree a relatively cheap price for Bruno Fernandes in the current market. Woodward was able to loosen his tie, sit back and relax.

The icing on the cake was the unprecedented revival of Odion Ighalo‘s career at Man United, with the Nigerian establishing himself as a fan favourite and scoring goals in every single one of his starts for the club so far.

Ed Woodward is no longer the scapegoat for United’s struggles. Of course United are no longer struggling either. Prior to the suspension of the football they looked poised to make the Champions League for next season.

And with Jadon Sancho purportedly joining the club in the summer, things are looking bright at Old Trafford.

Perhaps this is why according to The Athletic’s Laurie Whitwell, United are no longer looking for a director of football to replace Ed Woodward’s recruitment role.

It seems the Red Devils board have faith in the current club chief. Whether that is the right move, only time will tell.

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