Ed Woodward: "We're pleased with the progress being made behind the scenes"

11 February 2020

Photo: PA Images Chief executive Ed Woodward has been heavily criticised for being too commercially oriented.

Following criticism, Manchester United's chief executive has defended the club's long-term strategy, highlighting the £200 million spent under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's tenure.

Significant investment has been made in the club's recruitment department, including scouting, data and analytics.

United have requested permission to install rail seating at Old Trafford.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

Manchester United's chief executive, Ed Woodward, has defended the club's transfer strategy after a period of heavy criticism from fans and pundits alike over failure to convert player recruitments and business progress into on-the-pitch results.

Speaking at the quarterly Fans' Forum held at Old Trafford, Woodward said that "there has been no shortage of investment in players over the past few years" - a reference to the £200 million spent on player recruitments since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer became the manager in December 2018.

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