Manchester United CEO Ed Woodward was interviewed earlier today for MUTV and revealed some very promising things about the club behind the scenes.
Woodward, who took over from David Gill last summer in his role having already been at the club for 8 previous years spoke about the transfer window, the unity of the squad, Louis van Gaal’s appointment as well as what he’s learnt about the job and himself in the previous 12 months.
Here are some of the best bits of the interview. What do you think about his comments?
ON Manchester United, the business:
“It’s the biggest club in the world. We are represented in more countries now than McDonalds. Stats like that, I love.”
ON Manchester United, the football club:
“As a club, we do some incredible things.”
“I want us to win. I want us to be standing out as the biggest club in the world and we’re going to do whatever it takes to achieve that.”
ON the transfer window:
“There’s no fixed budget. Financially we are extremely strong, funds are available. Louis is the boss, Louis is assessing what’s been going on. Louis and myself have been in dialogue for a number of weeks now about targets and stuff is happening behind the scenes so watch this space.”
” If Louis van Gaal changes his mind about wanting Player X and tells us that now he wants Player Y then we have the financial ability to do that.”
“Our financial position allows us to do things in the transfer market that most other clubs cannot do.”
“I don’t want to see players going to other clubs in Spain, I want us to stand out as the best club in the world.”
ON potential departures:
“Yes, I think so, the manager makes that decision, a few players have already gone, there may be a few others that go, it’s also worth commenting we’re not in Europe this year, there are less games, maybe the manager takes the view he wants a tighter squad to bed in but that’s a decision for the manager.”