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Man Utd chief Woodward: I don't buy the players here

Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward insists he doesn't sign players.

Woodward has been criticised by fans over the last few years as they believe he has too much power when it comes to bringing new players to Old Trafford.

He told fanzine United We Stand: "The decisions related to recruitment are all taken by football experts. My involvement is signing off the money.

"The manager has a veto on a player - we would never sign a player the manager wouldn't want because he wouldn't play him. But we also feel the recruitment department, the football experts, should have a veto too.

"I don't get involved in recruitment like people think I do. There's a myth that I look at YouTube and choose players. I don't. Having an eye for players is an art. I have no interest in doing that.

"I just want to have a disciplined process because if you are spending a lot of money on a player you have to make sure you get more right than wrong.

"Where I get involved is that I have to sign off the money, yet when you have target one, two or three from your process I feel fine going after the No 1 target and, if it's not to be him, then number two or three."

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