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Manchester United set to confirm Ed Woodward replacement

Man Utd are set to replace executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward with managing director Richard Arnold, according to reports.

Woodward is to step down by the end of the year, with the club announcing his departure shortly before confirming their exit from the European Super League on Tuesday.

And now The Athletic have been told that Arnold is the most likely candidate to replace Woodward as the Glazers will want to appoint someone they know.

A football executive said: “The Glazers will not be handing over the club to someone they’ve never heard of, zero chance. It could be internal.”

It is understood that Woodward will ‘have a large say in the selection of his successor’ meaning the appointment of Arnold is more likely as the pair have known each other for the best part of three decades.

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