Ed Woodward has hinted at more new signings while insisting that Manchester United remains an attractive destination despite lack of European football.
After encountering a disappointing summer last season, Manchester United have swiftly gone about their business in this transfer window and have already secured the signings of Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw. But the Red Devils are unlikely to stop their spending spree anytime soon with a host of other players being linked with a move to Old Trafford.
Ed Woodward, who received a lot of criticism in the last transfer window, has shown his worth as a shrewd negotiator and the United fans are already excited at the prospect of a new look side under Louis van Gaal this season. Woodward has also assured the fans that there will be more new arrivals at Old Trafford and that the club is in talks with a number of their targets.
“There is no fixed budget. Financially we are extremely strong, we have funds available.
“Louis is the boss and is assessing what’s going on but we have been in dialogue for some time about targets so there is a lot of work going on behind the scenes… we’re continuing to move forward on some of those targets… so watch this space.
“The time he (Van Gaal) spends here as well (in America) he’ll be able to assess more what he’s got and continue to tweak the decisions if we need to.
“We want to do what it takes to win the title.” – The Manchester United executive vice-chairman said.
There was a lot of talks about whether the lack of Champions League football will affect Manchester United’s transfer window this summer, but Woodward insists that the club remains an attractive destination for most of the players.
“I’ve experienced a lot of conversations with agents and players and we are still a huge attraction to top football stars around the world – there is no doubt about that.
“We’ve already invested in two new fantastic players.” – He added.
He also confirmed that a number of players are likely to leave the club this summer as well, especially with United have lesser games to deal this season.
“Yes, I think so (there will be departures).
“The manager makes that decision and a few players have already gone and there may well be a few others that go.
“It’s also worth commenting that we’re not in Europe this year (so) there’s less games, maybe the manager takes the view that he wants a tighter squad to bed in.
“If you do the analysis over last year, Liverpool performed extremely well with a smaller number of players but that’s a decision for the manager.” – Woodward said.