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Manchester United: No Need For Lots of Signings Says New Chief: The Nightly EPL

old trafford 2013 banner 600x393 Manchester United: No Need For Lots of Signings Says New Chief: The Nightly EPL

Incoming Manchester United chief Edward Woodward says that there’s no need for lots of new signings and that the club has incredible depth.

“We have a young squad, each now a year older. We’re very comfortable with the make-up of team and squad.

“There’s incredible depth. We could put two first teams out with 11 internationals in each.

“I wouldn’t expect there to be a major retooling of the squad.”

While Woodward’s words may satisfy The Glazers, many Manchester United supporters believe that the club is in need of a major overhaul in the summer to strengthen the midfield, bring in another world-class striker and to boost an aging defense especially if the club is serious about mounting a challenge to win the UEFA Champions League. And, if reported, to fight Chelsea in a closer Premier League title race with Jose Mourinho scheduled to join Chelsea in July.

What do you think? Do you predict Manchester United will spend little this summer and rely on their depth, or are Woodward’s quotes meant to manage the expectations of Manchester United supporters by making sure they don’t expect too many signings, as well as trying not to inflate transfer prices? Share your opinions in the comments section below.

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10 Responses to Manchester United: No Need For Lots of Signings Says New Chief: The Nightly EPL

  1. Smokey Bacon says:

    They only need one player. Ronaldo.

    It’s amazing how much stick the Glazers are still getting yet the club keeps marching on. They have been very good stewards of the biggest brand in football. Yes they piled a ton of debt on the club but this is one leveraged buyout that appears to have worked quite well. The debt has been well managed helped buy success on the field, a stock flotation and a bit of luck with low interest rates.

    It’s time to give the Glazers their dues. But until the last silly green and yellow scarf is no longer seen at Old Trafford there is fat chance of that.

  2. Mufc77 says:

    Don’t understand why people still think we need a huge overhaul. Other than a proper central midfielder to play alongside carrick and a younger left back to put pressure on Evra we are fine in every department.

    Rio and Vidic alternate games and can be partnered with Smalling, jones or Evans. Chris Smalling and jones can also provide cover at right back. A new left back is all we need in defense.

    All of our wingers where poor this season but that doesn’t mean they need replaced. Anderson will likely be sold with a new central midfielder coming in to replace him. Tom Cleverly is a solid back up and squad player. Kagawa will only get better next season and the new kid Zaha will give us another option out wide on either wing.

    I fail to see why we need another world class striker. Rooney and RVP are still the two main options with wellbeck and Hernandez supporting them. We also have the young kid Henriquez waiting for his chance so unless somebody is sold a new striker is just going to be a waste.

    I’d go as far to say its the other clubs that need overhauling if they want to keep up with us. Five titles in the last 7 seasons isn’t the sign of team that needs major fixing.

    • jtm371 says:

      nani anderson young and rooney should all go.keep valencia because he can play fullback in a pinch.

      • Mufc77 says:

        You can’t be serious about selling Rooney. He’s had a up and down season and has been constantly been played out of position but still scored 15 goals. Sure that’s a drop off from previous seasons but one bad year after carrying the team for so long shouldn’t get you shipped out. Right now we rarely set up to get the best out of Rooney but he’s still vital for the team and he’s the only true striker in the team that could replace RVP if he got injured. Wellbeck and Hernandez aren’t #1 strikers, neither could carry a team over a 38 game season but they can both easily partner RVP and Rooney.

        I’d rather see Nani sign a new contract and sell Young and Anderson. Valencia has been terrible this season but Fergie seems to love him so I doubt he will go anywhere.

  3. wogan says:

    thats not true if dont want to sign because depth then sign because of the fans we need new players in all sections of the team(defence,midfld,attack) we do not have very promising midflders who can disturb opponents in attack our wingers are becoming useless by the day. think twice if you want uefa cl success

  4. Edison says:

    Don’t try to keep those big fat money in the pocket for now.. Think of a long term. We indeed need a one or two big signing to enhanced and motivate the team, especially in midfield n defense. Although we scored more goals this season but we also letting in quite a number of goals compare to chelsea n man city. And at some matches, we at on the edge of losing to some teams in mid table n even bottom table.. Same old players n tactic will lead other competitors know our weak point.. So do consider to sign 1 or 2 big names in order to get stronger in champion league..

  5. gideon ohams says:

    We need players in the midfield to match yaya Toure, this man stop saying we are ok, watch our match wit city n u would c wot am saying, pls get us 2 solid midfielders .

  6. Wongo1 says:

    Please United need this, United need that and yet United won the league at a cantor this year and will win a tight race with Chelsea next season, will be at least in the CL semis and with any luck will lift the FA cup.

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