Ed Woodward reveals Man United’s summer transfer plans

Ed Woodward reveals that Manchester United are planning to fully back Jose Mourinho in the summer transfer window

Ed Woodward has reassured Jose Mourinho that Manchester United will have significant funds available to strengthen their squad in the summer transfer window, even if this season ends up being a very successful one.

The Red Devils are currently getting to grips with life under Mourinho at Old Trafford following his appointment as the club’s new manager back in May of last year.

Manchester United are bidding to break back into the top four this season and are currently sixth in the table as they look to secure Champions League qualification.

The Red Devils are also still in with a chance of winning three cup competitions as they look to take home the FA Cup, EFL Cup and Europa League this season.

And Manchester United chief Woodward has insisted that the Red Devils are determined to strengthen their squad in the summer no matter how the closing stages of the season pan out.

Speaking in a conference call with Manchester United’s investors on Thursday, Woodward said: “Are we happy with the roster at this point?

“Yes. I think there’s a happiness from the manager at this point, as you can tell in all his recent interviews, in terms of where we are as a squad.

“I think there is always going to be continual improvement. Even if you win everything, you still want to improve the squad, that’s the nature and the dynamic of the industry we’re in.

“But I think we aren’t in a position where we necessarily have to ‘churn’ a large number of players. As I’ve guided before, we want to get to a more steady state, and be buying and selling a potentially lower number of players each year.

“I think we’re in that kind of environment now, compared to where we were two or three years ago, when perhaps there was a bit more of a ‘churn’ required from a playing squad perspective.

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“We don’t guide around player spend. It’s a number you can track almost on a deal-by-deal basis, because things are very widely published when they happen, but it isn’t something that we guide on.”

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