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Woodward reveals Manchester United plans for January transfer season

Fri 04 December 2020 | 12:26

The Red Devils executive vice chairman backed the team’s manager saying there won’t be many singings in and out of the upcoming window.

Manchester United

executive vice chairman,

Ed Woodward

, revealed that they won’t be expecting much action on January as other teams deal with new signings with players. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer men, who have been suffering because of their lack of consistency, have been receiving mixed results for their playing style.  

Solskjaer

talked about their plans for January saying:

“I don't think it's right to comment on the transfer window already. Let's see where we're at in January. Hopefully we keep on improving and I've got selection issues, I'm happy with what's going on behind closed doors.”

Man-Utd, who usually do their transfer work during the summer, will aim for the summer window again, admitted Woodward.

“We recognise there’s more hard work ahead to achieve the consistency needed to win trophies. But we see positive signs on the pitch and the training ground that reinforce our belief in the progress being made by Ole, his coaching team and the players,”

Woodward said.

“I said back in April that we remained committed to strengthening the squad, while being disciplined in our spending during the pandemic.”

"I believe we’ve delivered on that, with the additions we made during the summer taking our total net spending to over €200m since summer 2019 – more than any other major European club over that period. We will continue to support Ole with a planned, long-term approach to recruitment, focused on the summer windows.”

Woodward later talked about their games continuing behind closed doors and their acceptance of the new pandemic protocol saying:

“A strong Premier League and a financially sustainable and robust pyramid are both crucial to the health of the national game and that’s the principle we will continue to pursue within the strategic review recently launched by the Premier League.”

“Those objectives were at the heart of our involvement in Project Big Picture. It’s important to reflect that this was a work in progress. It was not a behind closed doors power grab; only draft proposals and a discussion document. The next step would have been to roll them out to all stakeholders in search of consensus.”


source: SportMob