LONDON (AP) — Manchester United vice chairman Ed Woodward acknowledged Wednesday that the soccer club is enduring a “disappointing” season under its new manager, but that the commercial side continues to thrive.
But Woodward said the club was already looking at offloading players in the summer transfer window and strengthening the side that is now being managed by David Moyes.
United plans to “move in the market in a way we haven’t seen in recent years,” Woodward said on an earnings call as the club released its latest set of financial results.
“We will focus on building a competitive squad that challenge for trophies,” Woodward said.
Though United won the English Premier League last season easily, it is languishing in seventh place this, nine points from the crucial fourth spot that would allow the club passage into the lucrative European Champions League tournament.
Off the pitch, though, the New York-listed