Man United transfers: Red Devils chief discusses January plans
Manchester United chief executive tells fans that there is a 'low probability' of the club making any signings in the new year
Ed Woodward has revealed that there is a “low probability” of Manchester United bringing in any new players during the January transfer window.
The Red Devils have been linked with a number of players in recent weeks, with Louis van Gaal said to be considering bolstering his defensive options following a number of injuries to key players at the back.
But chief executive Woodward, speaking on the day United posted a 9.9 per cent fall in revenue to £88.7m for the three months to the end of September, has told fans not to expect much transfer activity at the turn of the year.
“Nothing has changed. We are not looking to enter the market for short-term fixes,” said Woodward.
“However, we have targets we are looking at for next summer.
“Should any of them become available in January, which is obviously rare, we will consider acting. But it is a low probability.”
United are currently seventh in the Premier League table after a stuttering start to Van Gaal’s reign at Old Trafford.
But Woodward insists that the club is now “heading in the right direction” under the Dutchman’s guidance.
“We believe we are at the start of something special,” he continued.
“Our fans are excited just like the board are excited by the team and the manager and think the team is heading in the right direction.
“The first team now includes several players from the club’s academy. Youth development is part of the club’s DNA.”
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