Manchester United vice-chairman Ed Woodward planned departure could be saving manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, it has been claimed.
The Daily Mail says Woodward announced in April – after the European Super League fiasco – that he would step down from his role at the end of 2021 and the timing could be playing into Solskjaer’s hands.
The report states that Woodward may be reluctant to sack Solskjaer before he leaves simply because it would reflect badly on himself and provide an unwanted endnote to his time at the club.
The 49-year-old joined United in 2005 and took over from David Gill in his current role back in 2012.
While United might be reluctant to sack Solskjaer, he is still under pressure to deliver results, with Tuesday’s trip to Atalanta in the Champions League followed by a crucial Manchester derby on Saturday.