In an article on ESPN, Manchester United’s executive vice-chairman revealed to United fans that boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will get the club’s full support in pursuing transfer targets this summer.
“Its always a top priority for us to strengthen the team and build on what Ole is very clearly achieving in terms of bringing us back to the top,” said Woodward.
Woodward also stressed that because of the coronavirus pandemic this year the dynamics of the business of football transfers will change.
“But we’ve got to have clarity on what the future holds. What’s the impact on broadcast deals, sponsorship deals? it is not necessarily going to be business as usual for clubs this summer.”
“Clearly it’s true we are fortunate to be in a strong financial position compared to many clubs but we are not immune from the financial impact of what this virus is doing.”
Woodward also went on to say that United intends to be “highly competitive” in the market, and the club wants to win more trophies. Manchester United certainly needs to be vigilant and assertive in capturing their transfer targets this summer. Our targets of Timo Werner (RB Leipzig), Jack Grealish (Aston Villa) and Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund) certainly seems to be our primary targets.
In the past under Woodward the club didn’t move quickly enough to sign players that were available and that we could’ve signed earlier in the transfer window process, but missed out on them because other clubs signed them before we did. I hope that we can capture the signatures of these players soon.