Ed Woodward insists Manchester United are working to bring in ‘exciting’ players, with the club having announced the arrival of Aaron Wan-Bissaka on Saturday.
Manchester United‘s 2018/19 campaign can be at best be described as disappointing, with Jose Mourinho/Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side flattering to deceive in a season which saw them finish sixth, and once again miss out on Champions League football.
While a lot of United’s transfer business over the last few years has seen them signing big name players such as Paul Pogba, Angel di Maria, Alexis Sanchez and Radamel Falcao, this summer has seen the Red Devils revert to their more traditional model of signing young, British talent, with Dan James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka so far moving to Old Trafford.
Speaking in a leaked internal email uncovered by The Telegraph, Ed Woodward told staff that the club are ‘working calmly’ on other deals, despite the ‘inflated’ transfer market and ‘constant speculation and stories’ in the newspapers.
“Despite the inflated nature of the transfer market and constant speculation and stories, which can be misleading, the recruitment team – in conjunction with the manager [Ole Gunnar Solskjaer] – are working calmly behind the scenes to bring in other exciting players that fit their long-term vision for the club,” Woodward wrote.
Speaking about the arrival of 21-year-old Wan-Bissaka, Woodward seemed to confirm that the clubs new transfer policy is being driven by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
“Following the arrival of Daniel James from Swansea earlier this month, I am delighted to confirm that we have signed exciting young defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace,” Woodward added.
“Aaron fits perfectly with Ole’s philosophy and plans for building his team and is a player who will excite our great fans as the season unfolds.”
Woodward has been heavily criticised for failing to deliver a number of transfer targets for United’s previous managers, with the executive-vice chairman thought to be interested in appointing a director of football.
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