A story that was published by Sky News on Wednesday stated that Richard Arnold, the CEO of Manchester United, will be leaving the English soccer club before the end of the year.
Arnold was given the position of chief executive officer in January of 2022.
According to a tweet made by a reporter for Sky News on social networking site X, Patrick Stewart, who is also the board director and general counsel, will be appointed to the position of temporary CEO.
There was no quick response from Manchester United to the request for comment that was made by Reuters.
Despite the fact that the American Glazer family said in the previous year that they were considering several possibilities for the 20-time English champions, including a fresh investment or a possible sale, the club’s ownership structure cannot be determined with certainty.
A setback to Manchester United and Denmark with injuries to Hojlund and Eriksen FootballShared by AFP on November 13, 2023 at 22:00 times
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Christian Eriksen will be out for a month, and Rasmus Hojlund may not be able to play for Manchester United when they go to Galatasaray for a crucial Champions League match. This is the latest injury blow that the Red Devils have suffered against their opponents.
United are on the verge of elimination in the Champions League leading up to their trip to Istanbul on November 29. This is despite the fact that Hojlund has scored five goals in four visits to the club throughout the competition.
United are keeping their fingers crossed that the 20-year-old will be able to make a comeback before the end of the month. He suffered a muscular injury late in Saturday’s 1-0 victory against Luton.
As a result of a knee injury, Eriksen will be out of action for a lengthier period of time and therefore had to be substituted early on in the same game.
In preparation for Denmark’s last two Euro 2024 qualifiers, which will be played against Slovenia and Northern Ireland, both players have decided to withdraw from the team.
Having reached the semifinals of the Euro 2020 competition, the Danes need to earn a maximum of two points in order to qualify for Germany the following year.
Christian has sustained a knee injury that is expected to keep him out of action for around one month, while Rasmus, who is a striker, has suffered a muscle strain. United Airlines issued a statement on Monday expressing their hope that he will return before the month of November comes to a close.
United’s dismal results this season have been attributed, according to Erik ten Hag, to a long list of ailments that have been sustained by the team.
Both defenders Lisandro Martinez and Luke Shaw have been sidelined for the majority of the season due to hamstring injuries, and influential midfielder Casemiro is also currently unable to play due to the same injury.
With seven points separating them from the leaders, Manchester City, United is now in sixth place in the Premier League.
On the other hand, they are in an even more precarious position in the Champions League after suffering three losses in a row across group A’s four matches.
They would be eliminated from the competition if they were to lose against Galatasaray, and if they were to draw, Ten Hag’s team would have to win their last match against Bayern Munich in order to have any chance of advancing to the round of 16.
There are thousands of fans present at Old Trafford Football Stadium to welcome Charlton’s funeral cortege.Copyright AFP Shared on November 13, 2023 at 21:37
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On Monday, thousands of people lined the streets of Manchester to pay their last respects to Bobby Charlton, a legendary player for Manchester United and England who passed away a month ago at the age of 86.
On October 21, the player who won the World Cup in 1966 and was widely considered to be one of England’s greatest players passed away as a result of an accidental fall that occurred at his care home.
A funeral procession passed by the Old Trafford stadium of Manchester United on its way to a special burial ceremony at Manchester Cathedral to commemorate the life of Charlton. The crowds cheered enthusiastically and carried banners as the procession passed by.
A guard of honor was established by members of the club’s Under-18 and Under-21 squads as the hearse drove by the well-known “United Trinity” statue, which was erected to honor Charlton, Denis Law, and George Best.
There were a great number of images that were in black and white that depicted Charlton’s lengthy and distinguished career with the club, first as a player and then as a director following his retirement.
At the private burial ceremony, which began at 1400 GMT, around one thousand people, including former United manager Alex Ferguson, England manager Gareth Southgate, and Prince William, the head of the Football Association, came. Also present were current and past players.
“For a player to win the World Cup, win the Champions League, and have such a long and successful career, you’ve got to be a fantastic player to be able to achieve that,” Bryan Robson, a former captain of Manchester United, said in an interview with the BBC before the service.
“But Sir Bob wasn’t just a great player, he was a great person and had time for everybody.”
Alex Stepney, Charlton’s former teammate, stated that despite his success, Charlton maintained his humility.
“It was all about playing for Manchester United,” according to him. “Even on international duty it was about winning and that was what Bobby Charlton was all about. A modest gentleman, a nice family man. It never went to his head.”
The event, which featured a eulogy from former Manchester United chief executive David Gill, finished with the ringing of bells as Charlton’s casket was brought out, wrapped in white flowers.
Former England captain Gary Lineker said the funeral was “emotive and meaningful”, describing Charlton as “more than just a footballer in many ways”.
“He was synonymous with the word ‘football’,” he remarked. “You could go anywhere in the world, even places where they didn’t speak English and they’d say one thing to you and that was ‘Bobby Charlton’ and that shows his fame but it also shows how much respect and love he has around the world.”
Winner of the World Cup
During the 1966 World Cup, Charlton, along with his late brother Jack, was an integral part of England’s team that won the tournament. It was for England that he earned 106 caps and scored 49 goals.
In addition, he was a very successful player at the club level, playing for Manchester United, who became the first English club to win the European Cup in 1968. This victory came ten years after he survived an airplane tragedy in Munich, which claimed the lives of eight of his colleagues.
In 1984, Charlton went back to the club where he had established his reputation as a director, and he continued to be a significant presence there until he was in his senior years.
In the year 2020, it was disclosed that he had been diagnosed with dementia, and as the condition progressed, he refrained from attending matches at Old Trafford.
Ferguson, who managed the club for a total of 26 years and led it back to the highest level of European football, referred to the former midfielder as a “tower of strength” during his tenure as manager.
Ferguson penned the following in a eulogy that was included in the matchday programme prior to the derby match against Manchester City: “People loved him because of all those thunderbolt goals, but it was more than that.” My dad used to say that a hallmark of greatness is humility in the face of success, and Bobby was the one who exemplified that.
“He never used to boast about his own achievements — it was always about the team and the club.”