Paul Scholes praises Ed Woodward for transfer activity at Manchester United

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Ed Woodward has often been criticised for not helping the manager sign players, but Paul Scholes has praise for the executive vice-chairman.

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has praised the transfer activity undertaken by executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward at Old Trafford this summer. 

It has been a busy transfer window at the club which has seen them bring in no fewer than six players in the form of Luke Shaw, Ander Herrera, Marcos Rojo, Angel Di Maria, Daley Blind and Radamel Falcao.

Woodward came under intense pressure from the club's fans during the summer after a disappointing year previously in the transfer market, which saw United sign Marouane Fellaini and Juan Mata.

But Scholes told MUTV that he believes Woodward deserves commending for the business he has done this summer, which made United the biggest spenders in the Premier League.

He said: “Fans have been moaning about the type of players that were at the club and now you can't do that. I think Ed Woodward has done his job brilliantly during this transfer window with some great signings. Now it is over to the manager to sort everything out and make us a good team again.”

Woodward will be sharing the same sentiments. Some will have accused him overspending this summer, but others will applaud his ability to get the calibre of players into the club like Angel Di Maria for a British record transfer and Radamel Falcao despite his high wages.

The signings are prolific and the club will be hoping they all bed in quickly and start to get results in order to get their season on track and make a serious challenge for the Champions League places. 

If United struggle between now and the January transfer window, the pressure could be on Woodward again to splash the cash.

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