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Criticism of Man Utd transfer strategy an insult to club, says Woodward

Criticism of Man Utd transfer strategy an insult to club, says Woodward”

Some supporters have pointed the finger at Woodward for the club's underwhelming recruitment record since Sir Alex Ferguson retired six years ago, but United's executive vice-chairman has rejected the suggestion he handpicks players to sign.

Despite United's underwhelming performances within the latter phases of the 2018-19 campaign, Solskjaer used to be in a neighborhood to fetch his squad with the signings of Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James within the summer for a blended £145m.

A marked change to transfer policy saw United shed a number of older players over the summer, with a new focus on younger talents who can develop and serve the club in the long-term.

This season, Manchester United sits at the 12th place in the table of Premier League with only a couple of wins out of eight matches.

"What are they going to do, just keep sacking managers year-in, year-out?" Nevertheless it indubitably's also a squad, with the players and the culture, that offers a deplorable camp for us to accept as true with and develop from as we open our novel hotfoot'.

The club's remarkable decline into mediocrity since 2013, when Woodward assumed his position as chief executive, has been put down to the business-first mindset of a man whose background is in marketing and finance.

"The middle section of last season, after Ole's arrival, feels most relevant to what we want to achieve and where we want to be".

"Ole has also instilled the discipline back into an environment where we may have lacked it in recent years", mentioned Woodward.

Manchester United will try to sign one or two players in the January transfer window to improve their chances of finishing in the top four but will not spend big on transfer fees and wages, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said. He added that Solskjaer is building a squad that "respects the club's history".

"No, I've never felt it's too big for me", he said.

"But we're practising patterns every single week".

Allegri himself hinted at a potential Premier League move by claiming he does not speak English "enough yet" but is "learning" the language. "At this club, you take risks".

"If you watch the best teams they take more risks with the ball, they make more runs in behind and that's part of the process for the boys".

The Manchester United star has been the club's ONLY fit striker since Anthony Martial injured his thigh in August.



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