Ed Woodward has boasted on numerous occasions about Manchester United’s transfer muscle.
Here’s a look at some of his previous quotes [via Mirror].
“The reality is that we’re not afraid of spending significant amounts of money in the transfer market.
“Whether it’s a record or not doesn’t really resonate with us. What resonates is that a top, top, elite player, that the manager wants, is going to be a star for Manchester United.”
So please tell us Ed, what you are doing still haggling with Crystal Palace over Aaron Wan-Bissaka?
The Times is among the reliable sources to report Wan-Bissaka is United’s clear number one target at right-back.
Our £40 million bid was rejected, with Palace wanting £65 million.
It’s a lot, but not totally unreasonable considering his potential, and the £54 million paid by City for Kyle Walker two years ago and £52 million for Benjamin Mendy.
Woodward talks a good game, but unless it’s acquiring a new noodle partner, his actions often let United down. It’s time to walk the walk.
If United want to be seen as a big club again, it’s time to act like it.
That means laying down £65 million and getting Solskjaer’s first choice.
Settling for a cheaper second best would be a recipe for disaster.