Ed Woodward has complained of an ‘inflated’ transfer market and ‘misleading’ speculation in an internal email sent to Manchester United staff.
United completed their second signing of the summer on Saturday, confirming that Aaron Wan-Bissaka had joined from Crystal Palace in a deal worth £50m.
The Daily Telegraph claim that around ten minutes before the announcement was made, Woodward sent a message to his United colleagues concerning the club’s business.
The executive vice-chairman complained of ‘inflated’ valuations and ‘misleading’ speculation, with the latest suggesting that an unwanted £92.8m pair are their next targets.
‘Despite the inflated nature of the transfer market and constant speculation and stories, which can be misleading, the recruitment team – in conjunction with the manager – are working calmly behind the scenes to bring in other exciting players that fit their long-term vision for the club,’ the email read.
The Telegraph add that United are ‘surprised’ by some of the criticism surrounding their transfer activity, considering the market has generally been ‘slow’ and their closest rivals have been much more quiet.