Ed Woodward: Manchester United ‘on the right track’ after Cristiano Ronaldo signing

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Manchester United executive vice chairman Ed Woodward (PA Wire)
Manchester United executive vice chairman Ed Woodward (PA Wire)

Manchester United are “on the right track” after a blockbuster summer of spending, the club’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has said.

Currently top of the Premier League, Manchester United signed Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho and tempted Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford during the course of the summer transfer window.

Speaking on an earnings conference call to the club’s investors, Woodward believes that there is optimism about the club’s on-field direction.

“The team has made a strong start in the league and everyone at the club is feeling excited about the rest of the campaign,” Woodward said.

“We significantly strengthened the squad over the summer, with the addition of Cristiano Ronaldo, Raphael Varane, Jadon Sancho and Tom Heaton.

“These signings have demonstrated our continued ability to attract some of the world’s best footballers to Old Trafford, and our firm commitment to helping Ole [Gunnar Solskjaer] deliver success on the pitch.

“While squad-building is a constant process, we are more confident than ever that we are on the right track.”

Woodward spoke after it was revealed that Manchester United had suffered significant losses due to the continued impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.

 (Manchester United via Getty Imag)
(Manchester United via Getty Imag)

The club’s chief financial officer Cliff Baty said he expects “wages to increase by around 20 per cent” this season due to their summer transfer business, though the club did not comment on the anticipated financial impact of the arrival of Ronaldo.

Woodward will leave his post at the end of this year after announcing his departure in the wake of the club’s involvement in the European Super League fiasco.

Internal candidate Richard Arnold, currently Manchester United’s group managing director, has been reported to be set to succeed his colleague.

Additional reporting by PA

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