MANCHESTER UNITED chief Ed Woodward has promised that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be ‘supported’ in the upcoming summer transfer window.
Manchester United’s failure to achieve Champions League football for next season has left fans in need of some positive news.
United chief Woodward has now handed supporters a reason to be positive but suggesting that Solskjaer will have plenty of money to improve his playing squad ahead of the 2019/20 Premier League season.
He said: ”Preparations for the new season are underway and the underlying strength of our business will allow us to support the Manager and his team as we look to the future.”
In what he admitted as being a ‘turbulent’ season, Woodward played a part in both sacking Jose Mourinho and bringing in Solskjaer as his successor.
Since the Norwegian was handed the permanent reins in March, United have lost six of their ten fixtures, however, Woodward is confident that the club will return to it’s successful past.
He added: ”After a turbulent season, everyone at Manchester United is focused on building towards the success that this great club expects and our fans deserve.”
Solskajer himself is aware that the way United ended the season is far from what fans expect at Old Trafford, but offered supporters hope by outlining his clear transfer strategy for the summer.
The 46-year-old told United’s official app: “We’ve tried to educate our players and our kids to be proper people. In my view, the best players have always been the best people.
“You have to have that value system and a certain kind of attitude about you to make a Man United player.
“Of course we want to get up from our seats. We want to see defenders who defend like they’re doing it for their lives – that’s the most important thing.
“When we start games [against big clubs], our fans clap a striker making a tackle. It’s always been in our culture.
“You have to have that work ethic and we’re scouting the market, trying to find the right ones.”
Swansea youngster Daniel James is likely to be the first incoming transfers under Solskajer’s reign, however, the former Cardiff boss has refused to talk about transfer speculation regarding individual players.
“I don’t know how many names have been mentioned,” he said.
“There are players I have barely seen who it says we are going to sign.
“The earlier you can do the transfers, the better it is. I can’t comment on every single individual.
“I don’t like when others talk about my players, I won’t talk about others.”