Ed Woodward delivers latest Man United transfer update

Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward replies when quizzed about Man United's approach to transfers

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Photo: Screen grab)
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Photo: YouTube / Screengrab)

Ed Woodward has revealed that Manchester United are taking a “multi-year” approach to the forthcoming transfer windows as January draws nearer.

The Red Devils are expected to be active in the mid-season transfer window next month as they look to bolster their squad ahead of the second part of the season.

Manchester United made three major signings in the summer transfer window, with the Red Devils having brought in Harry Maguire, Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

It remains to be seen who Manchester United could sign in January, but the Red Devils certainly look to be in need of reinforcements given their stuttering for so far this season.

Manchester United currently find themselves down in ninth place in the Premier League table, having only won four of their opening 14 games in the top flight this season.

Quizzed about Manchester United’s transfer policy, Red Devils executive vice-chairman Woodward lifted the lid on the club’s approach.

Speaking in an interview with United We Stand, as quoted by Metro, Woodward said: “It’s a multi-year squad evolution analysis.

“It’s hard enough to get three players done in a transfer window.

“To get six or seven done is extremely difficult if you are getting proper talent.

“If you choose to churn every player because they are not good enough and you’re not extending contracts, you are putting yourself at risk of execution.

“Sometimes you have to take a broader view.”

Manchester United will return to Premier League action on Wednesday night when they welcome Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur side to Old Trafford.

The Red Devils are aiming to try and get back to winning ways in the Premier League after they were held to a 2-2 draw by Aston Villa on Sunday afternoon.

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