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Man United’s Ed Woodward issues fans with transfer update amid increasing frustration

Manchester United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has issued a transfer update ahead of the Reds’ Premier League opener later today amid growing frustration among the club’s fanbase at the lack of summer additions.

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Thus far this season, United have only made the one addition after they secured the signing of talented midfielder Donny van de Beek from Ajax in a move which cost the Reds £39m as per Sky Sports.

With just over two weeks left in the summer transfer window, United fans of growing increasingly more frustrated with the lack of transfer activity made by Woodward and co.

Forced to watch as their domestic rivals go about their summer business as they look to bolster all areas required to strengthen their squads, the United faithful is growing increasingly more vocal at the lack of investment so far this window.

Addressing the fans’ concerns, executive vice-chairman Woodward has issued a transfer update, speaking in the latest hardcopy of United Review as quoted by Manchester Evening News, Woodward said: “Disruption from the pandemic is continuing to create huge economic pressures from the top to the bottom of the football pyramid and, while we are fortunate to be in a more resilient position than most clubs, we are not immune from the impact.

“Despite this, we are delighted to have brought in Donny van de Beek from Ajax, adding further quality to a midfield already strengthened by the recruitment of Bruno Fernandes in January.

“Both Donny and Bruno are players we had been tracking for some time and their signings reflect out long-term approach to blending high-quality recruits with homegrown talent to develop a squad capable of winning trophies playing attacking, entertaining football.

“As part of that process, we have also awarded new contracts to Nemanja Matic and academy graduates Dean Henderson, Brandon Williams, Scott McTominay and Mason Greenwood over the past year. We have also continued to strengthen our thriving academy by attracting several promising young players from across Europe, including Marc Jurado from Barcelona and Alvaro Fernandez Carreras from Real Madrid.

“Together, these investments reinforce our optimism about the future, and we will continue to build on these strong foundations. However, we must also be responsible in our use of resources during the most extraordinarily challenging time for everyone in football.”

United are preparing to kick their 2020-21 Premier League campaign off later today when they host Roy Hogdson’s Crystal Palace to Old Trafford.

The Reds will be hoping to take all the points today after starting their domestic season a week late due to their participation in the latter stages of last season’s Europa League.

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12 Comments

  1. Ty says:

    Woodward you and the Glazers are absolute rubbish. You do not support the club the way true supports do, all you are interested in is your salary. If as you say Utd are in a more resilient position then most clubs, how have Arsenal made 6, Aston Villa 4, Brighton 5, Chelsea 7, Palace 3, Everton 4, Fulham 7, Leeds 10, Liverpool 2, Man City 4, Newcastle 5, Sheffield Utd 6, Spurs 5, West Brom 6, Wolves 3, Woodward you are talking shite, get out of my club

  2. Lawrence Dlamini says:

    Mr. Woodward has raised some valid points here. Unfortunately they cannot be backed up as evidence we have is that he failed to sign Jude Bellingham and Hallaand. Two of the brightest young talents that will have helped close the gap between Utd and Liverpool and City. Let’s not forget Jason Sancho was a youngster with City next door. We failed to spot him. Today we are engaged in an unnecessary transfer headache.

  3. Dela Edem says:

    Just say the club hasn’t got money to invest in new players and stop embarrassing yourself ,that you have renewed the contracts of current player’s.so what?
    Ed-Woodward is so incompetent that it is nauseating.

  4. Nov says:

    the board and woodward do not care for the team at all they should just f**k off from our beloved team

  5. JERRYB says:

    Woodward and the glazers are disgrace to this club, their selfish interest will not allow ole to archive he’s goal.

  6. Syd says:

    After watching man u against crystal palace mr woodward needs to get glasses if he thinks van beek is all we need . Pogba was taken of he was giving the ball away regularly he did that last year for me he is not world class the team was terrible today if they don’t buy at least one central defender and sancho we be lucky to get above mid league by end of season wake up mr woodward ????

  7. Kaahwa peter says:

    It’s very painful to hear such nosensico tidings ultered out by ed in fact you and ur employers, are very greedy you. hate u more pliz spend lyk the 3rd richest team in the world behave maturely we need world class players not average ones

  8. Kaahwa peter says:

    It’s very painful to hear such nosensico tidings ultered out by ed in fact you and ur employers, are very greedy hate u more pliz spend lyk the 3rd richest team in the world behave maturely we need world class players not average ones

  9. Hillary Matovu says:

    Some time when you over in any position of a club, you start making useless things, we have lost many transfers this season when Woodward is just looking, like bale, Alcantara and many more

  10. Jonathan Bianco says:

    Woody, you have millions worthbif players who have no place at Utd. Pogba is not up to the EPL. He does not have the I tensitybrequirzd, loses the ball too much and has become a burden. Lindeloff is nowhere near good enough. Sell Pogba, Lindeloff, Jesse, Dalot, Romero, Jones, Roho, Perreira, you can get 160 million add another 100 million and get in Sancho, Telles, Upamecano and Partey. If Sancho proves impossible go for Ismail Sarr and Lewin from Everton. You will save millions on wages and get in players with sell on value and still hungry. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to plan this as its so obvious.

  11. DUGUNNEH JUWARA says:

    Can we give a little bit of pressure to the Glazer family and ED to boycott all the matches and stop supporting the team. It is really sad that we cannot have Manchester United back on track like the old days.

  12. Gameboy says:

    Ed is absoultely saying is beautiful but nonsense woodward must go out of man u board

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