City’s win didn’t come with surprises after the UK giants maintained a clear distance with this season’s victory.
They will now face the winners of the other semi-final between Chelsea and Real Madrid in Istanbul later this month.
The tie is delicately poised following a 1-1 draw at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano last week.
Woodward joined United in 2005 and served as Executive Vice-chairman since 2013, taking the position from David Gill in that year.
Manchester City were the first club to formally pull out after Chelsea had signalled their intent to do so by preparing documentation to withdraw.
In a major attacking boost, Arteta will be able to welcome Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka back to the squad.
Red Devils are certainly regarded as the favourites to go all the way in this season’s Europa League.
With two games in hand, Sundowns remain the reigning PSL champions with 11 points ahead of Buccaneers.
They created enough chances to have clawed back the two-goal deficit but goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois was hardly extended.
City responded in the second half with a penalty from Riyad Mahrez and a fine effort from Phil Foden to win 2-1.