Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward will step down from his role at the end of 2021.
It comes amid widespread criticism of the proposed European Super League (ESL), with Manchester United one of six Premier League clubs to have initially signed up to the plan.
United’s rivals Manchester City withdrew from the ESL on Tuesday and Chelsea are also planning to do so.
Woodward, 49, had been in the role since 2012.
He was set to leave at the end of the year but the decision to announce his departure has been brought forward.
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