Manchester United chief executive Ed Woodward is wasting no time trying to make up for his failings last summer.
Manchester United chief executive Ed Woodward seems determined to make up for last summer, where he was heavily criticised for not doing more to ensure that David Moyes got the signings he needed and wanted ahead of the new season.
As news starts to circulate of an offer for Luke Shaw from Manchester United, Goal.com has revealed that the chief executive also has his eye on three other high profile transfer deals lined up for this summer.
“Despite not having a full-time manager yet in place, United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is pressing ahead with his summer transfer plans,” read’s Goal’s report.
Goal’s report lists Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos, Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani and Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas as the deals United are apparently keen on doing this summer.
If the report is accurate on the above three names to go along with Shaw, then it can’t be a surprise that Woodward has started working on those deals before United have announced the next permanent manager at the club.
In each case, it’s not going to be an easy or quick deal to complete and one of the ways United were criticised last summer is how they were viewed to be panicking and scrambling to get deals done towards the end of the transfer window.
If the report is accurate, it also suggests that Woodward must have surely had some indication from who the club are going to appoint as boss, over who he wants in his squad after the World Cup leading into pre-season.
If that new boss is going to be Louis van Gaal, there have already been a couple of reports lingering around that he’s demanded that United try and sign some of the best players who will help to get United back to the top of English football next season.
“Woodward is determined to act quickly this time around, not least as he faces something of a summer exodus.”
Nemanja Vidic has gone, Rio Ferdinand is leaving and there are likely to be further sales of players who were considered important and key squad members before the start of last season.
The transfer shake up is extremely exciting if you’re a Manchester United fan and if the chief executive can get the club an advantage in some high profile deals, no fan can argue with that.