Vice Chairman Ed Woodward announced his departure from Manchester United on Tuesday.
The Englishman does not give a reason, but he does so on the day when there is strong criticism of his club for participating in the new Super League.
"I am immensely proud to have served United. It has been an honor to work for the world's greatest football club for the past 16 years. United is in good shape with an eye to the future and it will be difficult to finish at the end. of the year, ”said Woodward.
United would be one of the main initiators for the much-discussed Super League, which was announced on the night from Sunday to Monday.
Manchester City has already withdrawn and many other of the twelve European top clubs are reportedly going to do the same.
Woodward, 49, has been with United since 2005.
He has been a member of the management board since 2012 in the role of vice-chairman.
He has since been under fire from supporters several times, some of which seriously threatened him at his home in Chesire last year.
Woodward is seen by fans as an ally of the Glazer family, who are also unpopular with the supporters.
They took over United in 2005, but have been able to bring the superpower little sporting success, especially in recent years.
The last league title dates from 2013.
There were rumors on Tuesday evening that Andrea Agnelli will immediately leave Juventus due to the Super League troubles, but the club has denied that, according to various Italian media. The fans of the participants in the Super League have a lot of anger and misunderstanding.