A number of Manchester United fans have been venting their frustrations over lengthy statements issued by Ed Woodward, which covered many aspects of the running of the club including their transfer business.
United endured a frustrating summer transfer window in which it was reported that they failed to sign any of Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s four main transfer targets. Those included Jadon Sancho, Jack Grealish, Nathan Ake and Dayot Upamecano, per ESPN.
The Red Devils did manage to go bring in the likes of Donny van de Beek, Alex Telles, Facundo Pellistri and Edinson Cavani to strengthen their first-team squad. However, it has still been a mixed start to the campaign with Tuesday’s 2-1 win at PSG coming after home defeats to Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur.
In a lengthy statement issued by Woodward, he touched on United’s transfer policy over recent years and issued a stern defence of their recruitment. He suggested that the Red Devils have spent ‘over €200 million’ since summer 2019, ‘more than any other major European club’, per Manchester Evening News journalist Samuel Luckhurst.
Lots of Manchester United fans were quick to point out that the reason why the net fees in the market are so high is because of poor recruitment in the past. With some suggesting it would be far lower if the club had been able to sell a number of their fringe players on large wages.
MUFC fans react to Ed Woodward transfer defence
Yeah only when we are out of the champions league and u need us to get back there to get all the money that comes from it but when we get champions league and we need that final push to get back to wining leagues titles the manager isn't backed that is a fact
— UNITED FEVER 🔴 (@UTDFEVER_6) October 21, 2020
Down to not being able to rid the club of the players he gave ridiculous contracts to.
— SM (@shaunmitch1986) October 21, 2020
Still not enough. Like saying I’ve spent 10k on my new house but it still doesn’t have windows.
— Thomas Parsons (@TommyP_10) October 21, 2020
Shows how disgraceful the recruitment has been then
— هاشم (@HashimMustafa19) October 21, 2020
That’s because you don’t know how to sell
— free sancho (@No0neCaresMate) October 21, 2020
That’s because you get rinsed all the time
— Fishingman (@Fishing51599291) October 21, 2020
You really have no clue what you're talking about.
This team has the best chance of finishing 4th. That's maximum! Forget winning any silverware.
It's not ole's fault. It's yours, Ed!
— Bran the builder (@TheLonStRanger) October 21, 2020
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