Man Utd news: Ed Woodward responds to question about Man Utd signing Lionel Messi | Football | Sport


Manchester United chief Ed Woodward has been urged to sign Lionel Messi in an interview in which he talked about the club’s transfer policy.

The 47-year-old sat down with United We Stand fanzine to discuss all things United, and he gave some refreshingly honest answers.

He was asked why the side seem to have regressed considering they have spent a lot of money.

He replied: “I understand that, but that’s back to recruitment.

“With patience, things should move forward. There have been other factors.

“I looked at the game at Newcastle and six outfield players weren’t there and I was thinking: ‘where will we be in a year’s time?’

“There could be three of four more additions. So that could be six players back and three additions.

“We could be a different team.”

The sentence that followed from the interviewer, was nothing short of a light-hearted joke.

“Just sign Messi,” they said.

Woodward didn’t say anything, he just smiled.

United could have done with calling on the services of Messi in recent weeks, to pull them out of the rut that sees them sat 13th in the Premier League.

They did however become the first side to take points off Liverpool in the Premier League this season on Sunday.

Marcus Rashford fired the opener before Adam Lallana snatched his side a point with five minutes to spare.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer claimed ahead of the contest that he still believes he is the right man for the job and to lead United forward.

“No, I’ve never felt it’s too big for me,” he said.

“I’m confident in what we’re trying to do and I’m confident in my staff – the coaching and what’s happening here every single day, I’ve been so impressed.”

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