The executive chairman's departure was marked by a series of articles reflecting on his time but they only underlined the key problem with Woodward's Manchester United - Woodward.
Manchester United are no longer a club run on sound principles, but the talk of tradition and the Manchester United Way should be seen for what it really is: a dependence on superstition.
Manchester United's sentimental attachment to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is preventing them from challenging Liverpool.
The Manchester United manager is backed by most of the club's supporters but he may become a peripheral figure.
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