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Man Utd’s board shake-up continues as leading figure resigns

Manchester United are shuffling the pack at board level this year, with several senior figures having left the club and significant appointments have also been made in the last 12 months.

Ed Woodward was replaced by Richard Arnold earlier this year. Darren Fletcher and John Murtough assumed big roles on the footballing side last year and earlier this month, it was revealed that two leading scouts have departed.

Ralf Rangnick, who was confirmed as Austria’s new national team manager this week, will take up a two-year consultancy role this summer.

There are now set to be further changes to United’s hierarchy, with leading figure Matt Judge resigning from his position as Manchester United’s director of football negotiations.

That’s according to The Athletic, who say that Judge is now working out a notice period and will not have an influence on this summer’s transfer window.

Judge’s decision to depart Old Trafford is said to have come after reevaluating his role at the club amid major changes at board level, with Woodward’s departure named as bearing.

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SN’s verdict…
It remains to be seen whether Manchester United move quickly to replace Judge. Transfer dealings have not always been easy in recent years but Judge was heavily involved in all of them.

Erik ten Hag is set to take charge of the club this summer and he will be desperate to walk through the doors to a functional backroom, as opposed to a dysfunctional and out of sync environment.

From a supporter’s viewpoint, this has largely been welcomed by fans on social media. Judge has often been the symbol of United’s poor negotiating in past windows.

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