Woodward stated that Louis van Gaal made the decision to part ways with Van Persie but also underlined that the Netherlands international was a great servant to the club.
“The manager made the decision regarding Robin van Persie and we carried it out. As a club we want to thank him for his services,” Woodward said.
Van Persie also thanked Woodward during his signing ceremony held in-front of 15,000 Fenerbahçe fans at the Şükrü Saracoğlu stadium.
“I highly appreciate the work of Ed Woodward, the CEO of Manchester United. The way he dealt with this transfer is from a high level, it’s very classy,” Van Persie was quoted as saying by Turkish-football.com.
Van Persie joined Fenerbahçe on a £3.8 million transfer from United last month and signed a three-year deal.
The 32-year-old striker became a United player in 2012 following a controversial £24 million transfer from Arsenal.
The Gunners fans never forgave Van Persie for joining a rival side but the experienced striker did go onto play a key role in United winning the league title in his debut season.
The Red Devils won the league title for the 20th time in the 2012-13 season. Van Persie scored a hat-trick in the title deciding 3-0 win over Aston Villa in April 2013 in what was also his first Premier League championship.