New Manchester United Chief Executive Officer Ed Woodward has publicly discussed the club’s transfer policy, insisting that money can be made available should David Moyes desire it. The club’s replacement for David Gill also gave some insight into the transfer workings under boss Sir Alex Ferguson, and made it clear that the Scot was never denied a move due to money.
Woodward revealed that under Sir Alex Ferguson, the manager’s transfer targets were brought to the Glazer family and then-CEO David Gill. The two parties would then discuss the transfer, and would always back the Scot. Now, Woodward wants that same policy to extend to the club’s newest Scottish manager, David Moyes.
“I want to continue from where David Gill left us and David Moyes from Sir Alex,” Woodward said of the club’s transfer policy, according to ESPN. “The way we worked with Alex was he would identify the transfer targets and take them to Joel [Glazer] and David [Gill], who would have discussions which ended with them backing him in the transfer market every single time and we see that continuing with David Moyes.
“We could have broken the transfer record in the past if we’d wanted to. Alex may not have got all the players he wanted but that was never down to not releasing funds. There’s never been a cut-off price. We haven’t got money burning a hole in our pocket but we have a strategy on player purchases and if David wants to go after a stellar player he can do that.”
The revelation that Moyes will be allowed to go after a “stellar player” has suggested that the club will sign at least one big name player this summer, especially after missing out on former Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcantara. The Spanish international chose to sign for Bayern Munich over the Red Devils over the weekend, meaning that Moyes is yet to fill the shoes of retired midfielder Paul Scholes.
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