Ed Woodward has made clear he wants to see Manchester United add to their trophy cabinet in 2021.
The Red Devils are fast improving under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this season.
Despite getting narrowly dumped out of the Champions League at the group stage, they now have a chance at a run in the Europa League knockout stages.
Meanwhile, United take on neighbours Manchester City on Wednesday at Old Trafford in their Carabao Cup semi-final tie before then hosting Championship outfit Watford in the Fa Cup third round next Saturday.
Arguably most importantly, though, they look a force in the Premier League once again.
Arch-rivals and reigning champions Liverpool face a serious challenge from United for the title this term.
Edinson Cavani has been a strong addition to Solskjaer’s squad on top of the huge impact Bruno Fernandes has had on the team.
Woodward was pivotal in eventually bringing the Portuguese playmaker to Old Trafford prior to the Covid-19 pandemic in January last year.
While the United chief is in a positive frame of mind for the year ahead, he has also hinted to Solskjaer the club will not be splashing the cash in still such uncertain times.
Transfer business will “remain disciplined”, Woodward has revealed to United fans.
“There are many positive statistics like these showing the progress made under Ole in the past year,” Woodward wrote in his programme column for the Villa match.
“But they tell only part of the story. Just as important is the work we see being done behind the scenes to build a winning culture consistent with the club’s traditions of attacking football played by youthful, hard-working teams fusing homegrown talent with top-class recruits.
“We are getting closer to those objectives as the squad continues to develop following the arrival of Bruno Fernandes, Donny van de Beek, Alex Telles and Edinson Cavani.
“Our ongoing investment reflects the tremendous resilience of the club and our commitment to supporting Ole, while remaining disciplined at an extremely challenging time.
“As always, our priority is to win trophies and, with the team going into the new year competing on four fronts, we are optimistic about the path ahead in 2021.”
The Red Devils are not expected to make any new significant changes to their squad in the January transfer window.
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