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Five facts about new Manchester United chief executive Edward Woodward

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Manchester United will have a new chief executive from June.

Manchester United announced today that chief executive David Gill will step down at the end of the season after 10 years in the role.

The new man at the helm is to be Edward Woodward, but who is he?

Never heard of him? Fear not... 

1) Woodward is 40-years-old and has worked for Manchester United since 2005.

2) He was previously 'executive vice chairman and director' - working on MUTV and securing several commercial sponsorship deals for the club.

3) Woodward studied physics at Bristol University, graduating in 1993.

4) Gary Lineker said on Twitter that Woodward is one of his neighbours, but dropped no hints to him about the promotion.

5) He shares his name with a now deceased actor who provided the voice of the Sultan in Disney's Aladdin.

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