Manchester United vice-chairman targets at least a third place finish this season

Manchester United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is expecting to see his side finish at least in third place based on the amount they have spent as he aims to turn things back to normal, Skysports reports.

Woodward, who is said to have been in charge of completing the many transfer deals this summer spoke out during a press conference that United will be back to their former glory soon enough.

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“We assume third [place] in our budgets,” he said when he gave the answer to his season expectations after reviewing the club’ finances.

“The 2013/14 season was a very challenging and disappointing one. But under Louis [van Gaal] there is a real feeling at the training ground that we are at the start of something special.

“I’m confident with Louis as our manager, with a clear philosophy and a reinvigorated squad; we will get back to challenging for the title and trophies.

“His track record for delivering top level teams speaks for itself. We’ve had an excellent summer having signed Angel Di Maria, Daley Blind, Luke Shaw, Ander Herrera, Marcos Rojo and Radamel Falcao on a one-year loan.”

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