Ed Woodward reveals plans to continue spending at Manchester United

by Sid Choudhary

Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has confirmed that the club will continue to spend big in the transfer market.

Woodward took over from David Gill in the summer of 2013 and has struggled at times with the magnitude of his role.

His first transfer window saw Man United make just the one new signing, Marouane Fellaini.

However, since then, the 43-year-old has helped pull off some huge signings, with the likes of Angel Di Maria, Radamel Falcao and Memphis Depay all making their way to Old Trafford.

United have been accused of simply throwing money at their problems but Woodward is not worried about the backlash from the public. He has helped bring twelve new players to the club in the last two summer transfer windows alone and is showing no signs of slowing down.

Woodward, speaking at a fans forum, said the club would “continue to look to strengthen the squad and to reward young talent”. He also spent time talking about Andreas Pereira and used the Brazilian as an example of how Louis van Gaal is trying to incorporate youth into the current squad.

There has been a lot of talk about United ‘losing their identity’ and failing to promote their youth. The club have a history of giving young players a chance and developing them into top footballers. It is good to hear that Woodward and van Gaal are focused on breeding talent as well as ensuring the squad is strong enough, in terms of acquisitions, to challenge for silverware in the coming years.

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