Manchester United will continue spending big in the transfer market, so says club’s vice president and sporting director, Ed Woodward. The chief executive was criticized heavily for the huge fees involved in the transfer of 19 year-old Antony Marital from AS Monaco on Summer transfer deadline day. Woodward’s judgement was questioned basically because Martial was an unknown name with no proven record. However, the most expensive teenager in the history of the game has however gone on to impress critics since his debut and earned a call up to the French national team.
United have spent big since the departure of sir Alex Ferguson, and there are plans to bring in more quality players, who will come at a price by January when the Winter transfer market opens. According to reports, Thomas Muller is key amount Manchester United targets for the winter window. The Red Devils invested heavily during Summer, bringing in Matteo Darmian, Memphis Depay Morgan Schneiderlin, and Bastian Schweinsteiger. All of whom have been key members of the starting lineup, contributing to the team’s 3rd position on the log. United have lost just 2 games, won 5 and drawn 1 in the first 8 opening games of the new season.
Manchester United’s spendings haven’t always paid off every time. Radamel Falcao and Angel Dimaria were major signings during last winter and summer, but they failed to deliver despite commanding huge fees when they were signed. They both left at the end of the season, making them examples of the few occasional “bad business” the club experiences. United will be looking at bringing in more defensive options come January, as they have had challenges with their backline this season, especially the left back.