Ed Woodward sends message to United fans as summer transfer window looms

Manchester United executive vice chairman, Ed Woodward, has warned fans the club will approach the upcoming summer transfer window with ‘extra caution’, despite calls for top players to be brought in.

Manchester United has been outstanding since the turn of the year, and is amongst the most in-form clubs in England at the moment.

United were unbeaten for 19 games across all competitions, and scored for fun, courtesy of the likes of Mason Greenwood, Anthony Martial, Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford.

But despite the run and improvement, the cracks in the team have been exposed on occasions, most notably in our FA Cup defeat to Chelsea and draw to West Ham.

Calls have mounted more than ever for more signings to be made, to make the club more solid, but club chief Ed Woodward has made it clear that transfer business will not be as smooth as it was, due to the outbreak and impact coronavirus has had on football.

He wrote on his program notes: “The ongoing disruption from the pandemic — and the economic pressures it has created — has shown why it is so important for football clubs to focus on their financial stability.

“We are fortunate to have a strong and resilient commercial business which has supported long-term investment in our team.

“That will continue, albeit with extra caution in the coming months as we navigate our way through this uncertain period.”

Jadon Sancho and Jack Grealish are among the names reported to be on United’s radar this summer, but both players command very hefty prices, so it will be interesting to see what happens with them when the transfer window opens up officially.