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Man Utd chief Woodward: We have clear strategy to build successful team

Manchester United vice-chairman Ed Woodward insists they're in the business of winning trophies.

Woodward was speaking on the release of United's year-end financial results, which showed the full impact of the UK lockdown on their revenues.

"On the field, we will never be satisfied at Manchester United unless we are winning trophies," said Woodward.

"But our third-place finish in the Premier League and strong cup runs last season showed that, while there is more hard work ahead and the path is not always smooth, we are making progress.

"We have a clear strategy under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to build a successful, committed team, with a core of home-grown talent blended with high-quality recruits, that plays fast flowing, attacking football.

"To that end, we are pleased with our recent additions to the First Team squad of Donny van de Beek and Alex Telles, two players we had been tracking as part of our recruitment process for a long period, and Edinson Cavani, a top striker who adds a new option to our forward line.

"We also welcome Facundo Pellistri and Amad Diallo, who will join in January, two exciting young prospects who have also been scouted extensively.

"Added to the arrival of Bruno Fernandes earlier this year, these recruits underscore our continued commitment to strengthening the squad and take our net investment in new players since summer 2019 to over €200m – more, I believe, than any other major European club over that time period."

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