Despite rumours that Mauricio Pochettino is set to take the helm at Manchester United refusing to go away, the club’s executive vice chairman Ed Woodward has once again given his backing to current manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer .
Woodward believes that progress has been made under the Norwegian, claiming the club has the foundation to “deliver long-term success” with Solskjaer in charge.
“We are pushing for a strong finish in the Premier League, the Europa League and the FA Cup as we enter the final third of the season,” Woodward said.
“We have continued to make progress on our squad rebuild, with many changes in terms of players that we have brought in and players that have come through our Academy; the foundation for delivering the long-term success that we are all working towards is in place as we implement our plan and our footballing vision with Ole.
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“This season is one of rebuild, with many changes to the squad – in terms of players who have left or gone out on loan; new players who we have brought into the Club; and Academy graduates that we have brought through to the first team.
“Demonstrating our commitment to adding experienced, world-class recruits to the exciting crop of Academy graduates that are at the heart of this developing team.
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“We will take the same planned, disciplined, approach this coming summer.
“So far our Academy graduates have contributed over a third of first team playing minutes this season and over half of our goals emphasizing our Academy's status as one of the most productive in elite-level European football.
“While we still have much to do, we are progressing with confidence in the right direction.”
However, reports have emerged over the past week that Harry Kane is contemplating quitting Tottenham in favour of a sensational switch to Old Trafford .
The same reports have suggested that the chances of this actually happening would significantly increase if Kane had the opportunity to link up with his former boss Pochettino once more in Manchester.
The move remains unlikely though, given Woodward’s unwavering commitment to Solskjaer.
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