Manchester United may have missed out on the chance to sign Pedro Rodriguez, but Ed Woodward is far from distressed as the club head into the final week of the transfer window.
At least that’s according to the Daily Mail’s Ian Ladyman, who says that immediately after failing to sign Pedro Woodward told associates that there were bigger targets in the sights at Old Trafford.
Just who those targets might be is unclear, though fans can take an educated guess if recent transfer speculation is anything to go by.
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Over the past few weeks United have been linked with some of the biggest names in world football. Thomas Muller of Bayern Munich, Gareth Bale of Real Madrid and even Barcelona superstar Neymar have been mentioned in connection with moves to the red half of Manchester, though there’s no reason to believe any of them are destined to happen.
Indeed it rather more looks like United will try to add another forward to their ranks to support the struggling Wayne Rooney, with that man far more likely to be a B-list candidate in the mould of Sadio Mane than any of the above names.
That said it’s a safe bet that Woodward himself will be working until the window is categorically slammed shut as he seeks to improve Louis van Gaal’s options.
The Old Trafford executive vice-chairman is the man charged with ensuring negotiations go smoothly with the club’s of potential new players, and it was he who flew out to Barcelona to try and arrange a deal for Pedro.
He may have been ultimately unsuccessful in that venture but he’s not one to be dissuaded. If the Mail are to be believed another blockbuster deal could be just around the corner as a result.
United fans, is there any chance you could sign another world-class player before September 1? Let us know in the comments box below.