Woodward stays in charge of United transfers this summer as search for technical director stalls

12 June 2019

Ed Woodward
Photo: Getty Images Leicester's Harry Maguire and Crystal Palace's Aaron Wan-Bissaka have been mentioned as Woodward's prime targets this summer, according to the Daily Mail.

Ed Woodward, executive vice chairman, will continue to call the final shots in this summer’s transfer window at Manchester United.

Talks have been held with Rio Ferdinand, who is keen to work at United, but the club are yet to find a fit candidate for the job of technical director.

Matt Judge stays in charge of negotiating potential deals while several people have a say on which players to pursue.

Christian Fomsgaard Jensen cfj@offthepitch.com

Despite talks of hiring a technical director through the spring, Ed Woodward will continue to control Manchester United’s transfer policy this summer, according to the Daily Mail. 

Club legends like Rio Ferdinand and Mike Phelan have both been named as potential technical directors in United’s search for a person to oversee future transfers, but the executive vice chairman, Ed Woodward, is yet to identify an ideal candidate and is moving ahead with transfers himself. 

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