Ed Woodward doesn’t expect Manchester United to have a busy transfer window in January but has said the club will fully back Louis van Gaal if he wants to sign more players.
United’s record spend in excess of £150m saw six players move to Old Trafford in what was the busiest transfer window in the history of the club and it has shaped a new look United side.
Reports have already suggested AS Roma’s Kevin Strootman and Juventus’ Arturo Vidal could be targets in January but Woodward has played down their possible arrivals.
“I wouldn’t have expectations for January,” Woodward said.
“But if there is a willingness from the manager, we will engage with him and if there an opportunity, we will try and take that as we did last year with January [when they signed Juan Mata for a then club-record fee].”
Van Gaal had the full backing of United this summer to completely overhaul the squad left behind by David Moyes in what was an unprecedented amount of activity from the club.
It has laid the foundations for a new United era under the Dutchman and although Woodward has played down suggestions that new faces could arrive in January, he has left the door firmly open if Van Gaal did want to make any more additions.