Woodward has opened up and reacted to Manchester United’s lack of transfers this summer window

Ed Woodward has opened up and defended Manchester United’s lack of transfers this summer transfer window.

Manchester United fans have seen alot of players linked with a move to Old Trafford during the last few weeks of the transfer window, but despite all that speculation, no deals have taken place.

Donny Van De Beek is the only signing that has been brought into the club, which is not seen as enough to close the gap on Liverpool and Manchester Coty, who have done some impressive transfer business this summer.

But ahead of the defeat to Palace yesterday, Woodward insisted the club must be ‘responsible’ with the money they spend during the COVID-19 crisis, said in United Review: “Disruption from the pandemic is continuing to create huge economic pressures from the top to the bottom of the football pyramid and, while we are fortunate to be in a more resilient position than most clubs, we are not immune from the impact.

“Despite this, we are delighted to have brought in Donny van de Beek from Ajax, adding further quality to a midfield already strengthened by the recruitment of Bruno Fernandes in January.

“Both Donny and Bruno are players we had been tracking for some time and their signings reflect our long-term approach to blending high-quality recruits with homegrown talent to develop a squad capable of winning trophies playing attacking, entertaining football.

“As part of that process, we have also awarded new contracts to Nemanja Matic and academy graduates Dean Henderson, Brandon Williams, Scott McTominay and Mason Greenwood over the past year. We have also continued to strengthen our thriving academy by attracting several promising young players from across Europe, including Marc Jurado from Barcelona and Alvaro Fernandez Carreras from Real Madrid.

“Together, these investments reinforce our optimism about the future, and we will continue to build on these strong foundations. However, we must also be responsible in our use of resources during the most extraordinarily challenging time for everyone in football.”

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