Ed Woodward tells Manchester United fans that he kept his promise

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Manchester United’s executive vice chairman, Ed Woodward, has insisted he kept his promise of beefing up the club’s squad during the summer transfer window.

The Red Devils brought in Donny van de Beek, Edinson Cavani and Alex Telles during the summer transfer window, after weeks of chasing high profile names like Jadon Sancho, who was said to be the club’s main target.

Many fans have expressed a lack of joy in the inability of Woodward to bring in the Englishman, but he is adamant he delivered considering the effects of Covid-19 on the finances of the club.

Speaking at a Man United fans’ forum recently, Woodward said, “I told this forum in April that we remained committed to strengthening the squad, while being disciplined in our spending during the pandemic.

“I believe we’ve delivered on that, with the additions we made during the summer taking our total net spending to over 200m euros (£180m) since summer 2019 – more than any other major European club over that period.”

United continue to be linked with big name players as the winter transfer window approaches, but it is hard to tell what will happen then, with fans set to return to the stadium, and finances still far from okay.