English Premiership

United coy over January deals

2014-11-19 09:42
Ed Woodward (Supplied)
Ed Woodward (Supplied)
Cape Town - Manchester United chief executive Ed Woodward says the club do not have any major plans for the January transfer period, but admits they could be persuaded to act, should any of their targets become available.

The Red Devils' failure to qualify for the Champions League last season saw them suffer dips in both broadcasting and matchday revenue, while money from commercial activity was also down, around 5.2 percent.

That, though, did not prevent new manager Louis van Gaal from splashing over £150m on new players in the off-season, although Woodward has revealed any repeat of those fevered purchases is unlikely to take place.

"We are not looking to enter the market for short-term fixes," Woodward is quoted as saying by Football411.

"However we have targets we are looking at for next summer and should any of those become available in January we would consider acting but we all need to recognise that is a low probability."


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