Man United chief executive leaves tour early to sort transfer business
Manchester United chief executive Ed Woodward has left the club's tour of Australia early to carry out some urgent transfer business.
It is not clear what deal Woodward might be needed to work upon but Press Association Sport understands he told United officials of his immediate departure whilst they were at Wednesday night's State of Origin match at ANZ Stadium.
Woodward was not at the game but will instead land in Europe at some point on Thursday.
The development is hugely significant given Woodward was due to return home on Sunday anyway, rather than fly onto Japan for the next leg of United's five-match tour.
Whilst it is not known where Woodward is going to, or which deals he is going to be working on, it will not stop intense speculation about his plans.
United remain confident of securing the services of Cesc Fabregas despite Barcelona's insistence the player wants to remain at the Nou Camp.
Senior figures within the Red Devils camp are of the opinion Fabregas wishes to join them, although it may take more than the Â£26million they bid for the player earlier this week.
There is an acknowledgement at United that the massive shake up during the summer, with the departures of both manager Sir Alex Ferguson and chief executive David Gill have left the club with a bit of catching up to do in the transfer market.
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