CEO of Manchester United, Ed Woodward, finally spoke about the plans his side had prepared ahead of the January 2021 winter transfer window. What are the plans of the Red Devils like?
Actually, the January winter transfer market which is present at the middle of the season is not a solution for European teams to recruit new players.
However, that does not mean that the opportunity is rarely used, given the many problems faced such as hurricane injuries. In other words, the January Transfer Market is usually used to buy additional players for solutions such as hurricane injuries.
Even though it is an addition, it is not impossible that a player who is bought in the winter transfer market can have a big impact.
Manchester United itself has proven this this year when recruiting Bruno Fernandes and Odion Ighalo.
In fact, Bruno Fernandes has so far presented a total of 22 goals from 37 appearances in all competitions. Sunggh has been a tremendous contribution for a player who was bought in mid-season.
Meanwhile, at the start of this season, Manchester United had doubts, but slowly they were able to get up and improve their performance. It’s just that, which is a problem from the club’s defense.
Apart from Eric Baily, Victor Lindelof and Harry Maguire, Manchester United have no other players to rely on in this sector. If one of them is injured or unable to perform, then it is certain that the club will be in trouble.
So, does this situation make Manchester United plan to buy a new defender in January? Well, here’s Ed Woodward’s answer;
“We will continue to support Ole with a planned long-term recruitment, and focus on the summer transfer market,” he said, quoted by Goal International.
Ed Woodward emphasized that Manchester United’s reasons for not recruiting new players made perfect sense, including the financial condition in the midst of a pandemic like this now.
“I said in April that we remain committed to strengthening the squad, while being disciplined in spending money during a pandemic,”
“I believe that we have done that. The additions we did in the summer cost more than 200 million euros since the summer of 2019 – more than any major European team at that time,” he concluded.