Manchester United’s woes set to continue after January’s transfer deadline
After spending more than £140m in the summer on signings, Executive Vice-Chairman Ed Woodward admitted that the club are “not looking to enter the market for short-term fixes.”
The addition of Angel Di Maria, Luke Shaw, Ander Herrera, Radamel Falcao and Daley Blind in the squad has made little change in form, and they currently stand seventh in the Premier League.
Woodward was discussing the state of affairs at the club during a press conference, which announced their revenue had dropped by nearly 10% during the first quarter of the financial year, largely due to their exclusion from the Champions League.
None of the signings that were persuaded to join the club, either due to the supposed mastermind of Van Gaal, or the impressive gravitas they have in the footballing world, have outshined their price tag with many not becoming regular starters or even being match fit.
Instead, they have resigned themselves as ‘sitting ducks’ for the remainder of the season and instead look towards next years campaign, which is a very long eight months away.
“We have targets that we are looking at for next summer and should any of those become available in January, which is rare, we will consider acting.”
“But in terms of expectations we all need to recognise that’s a low probability.”
Manchester United next play Arsenal on the 22th November at the Emirates Stadium at 5:30pm.
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