Manchester United have said they are willing to continue investing in players following the release of the club’s financials for the year but Ed Woodward expects them to ‘normalise’ after two very big summers.
Executive vice-chairman Woodward announced a fall in revenues from the previous year, due to Man United’s lack of Champions League football.
The club still chose to spend heavily this summer, including a world record transfer fee for a teenager with the deal for Anthony Martial. United were also busy in the transfer market last year with the high profile purchase of Angel Di Maria.
Reds supporters will be happy to hear that the club are always looking at investing in the team. Louis van Gaal has made a major overhaul, clearing out many unwanted players. It is encouraging to see that, despite the heavy spending, United are still looking to bring in new players.
“We have seen a large number of ins and outs in the last two summer windows,” Woodward said in a conference call to Wall Street analysts. “We were used to more modest numbers. Maybe we will go back to more normalised numbers.”
After a transfer window that started very well before petering out, many fans were disappointed in United’s activity in the market despite some excellent signings.
It comes as no surprise to hear United aren’t expecting to have blowout transfer windows every summer and after two in a row, it’s now up to van Gaal to make sure he gets the most out of his team.