Ed Woodward promises exciting summer for United fans

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Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has promised summer signings to ensure the club's return to the Champions League, according to BBC Sport.

New boss Louis van Gaal has already splashed out £56million on the signings of left-back Luke Shaw and central midfielder Ander Herrera.


Woodward claimed this is just the beginning of the summer activity, telling MUTV that: "There is a lot of work going on behind the scenes" and told fans to "watch this space"

This will put confidence in United fans after last summers disaster.

After being linked with a number of big names Woodward and David Moyes failed to make any marquee signings and were eventually forced into spending £27million of Marouane Fellaini on transfer deadline day. Woodward will be determined to avoid another disastrous summer and has made it clear that there is money available for Van Gaal to spend at his own discretion.

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Woodward said in an interview on MUTV: "There is no fixed budget. Financially we are extremely strong. We want to do what it takes to win the title."

"Louis is the boss and is assessing whats going on bit we have been in dialogue for some time about targets so there is a lot of work going on behind the scenes... we're continuing to move forward on some of those targets ... so watch this space.

"The time he (Van Gaal) spends here as well as in America, he'll be able to assess what he's got and continue to tweak the decisions if we need to. We want to do what it takes to win the title."


United have been linked with almost everyone so far this summer but in recent weeks have been rumoured to be close to securing the signatures of Arturo Vidal, Daley Blind, Kevin Strootman, Thomas Vermaelen and Stephan De Vrij.

After finishing seventh last season and consequently missing out on Champions League football, many fans thought the side might struggle to attract big name signings, but Woodward didn't think this would put of potential signings. 

"I've experienced a lot of conversations with agents and players and we are still a huge attraction to top football stars around the world. There is no doubt about that. We've already invested in two new fantastic players."

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