Ed Woodward handed the green light to fire David Moyes - report

David Moyes Interview - 23/02/2014

Could it be Ed Woodward who pulls the trigger on David Moyes' tenure as Manchester United boss?

Manchester United are expected to fire David Moyes according to various national newspapers, but who will be the man to make the final decision?

The Telegraph report that it is Ed Woodward who will make the final decision on the Scotsman, having been handed the green light by owners the Glazer family.

The paper write: "The Glazers have handed executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward the mandate to dismiss Moyes less than 12 months into his £4million-a-year, six-year contract."

The Glazers have always taken a very hands-free role when it comes to United, and asking Woodward to do their dirty work should not entirely be unexpected.

Woodward is the executive vice-chairman at the club, but is a controversial choice to make the final decision on the news, rather than the Glazers acting directly themselves.

It was his poor handling of the transfer window last summer which helped David Moyes get off to a poor start at United, from which he has never recovered.

Many saw Woodward's inexperience as crucial to United failing to close any major transfer deals of significance, and supporters were vocal in voicing their disapproval of his start.

In one way Woodward firing Moyes can be seen as getting rid of the manager to save himself, although his job was not thought to be under any serious threat.

If he is indeed the man to have the final say on David Moyes' future, it will certainly add growing intrigue upon all future decisions he makes at the club.

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