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·22 September 2022

Murtough says Man Utd prepared to buy in January

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Manchester United football chief John Murtough says money will be available for the January market.

The Red Devils made six signings this summer under the leadership of Erik ten Hag, bringing in Antony, Casemiro, Martin Dubravka, Christian Eriksen, Tyrell Malacia and Lisandro Martinez. Meanwhile, a staggering 28 players left United, 12 exiting on loan.

Speaking on a call to discuss Man United's financial performance this Thursday, Murtough explained that while Ten Hag will continue to receive support from the club, he will have less cash to splash in January.

"During the summer, we made a significant investment in the first team squad with the permanent addition of five regular starters, including a balance of experienced international players and younger, emerging talent," he said.

"We also saw a higher-than-usual number of departures, and this was an equally important part of refreshing the squad after the disappointing 2021/22 season.

"We will continue to support Erik in ensuring he has players with the right quality and characters to achieve success while ensuring that investment remains consistent with our commitment to financial sustainability.

"Overall, we are ahead of schedule in our recruitment plans as envisaged at the start of the summer, and we do not anticipate the same level of activity in future windows. As always, our planning focuses on the summer window.

"While there is still a great deal of hard work ahead, we are confident that the right people and processes are being put in place to support all our teams in their pursuit of success."

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