After splashing £212.8m on players this season already,Manchester United CEO Ed Woodward says his chequebook is ready to turn the club into title contenders.
United forked out £67.8m for Bruno Fernandes last month after paying £145m for Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Dan James in the off-season.
Former Watford striker Odion Ighalo arrived on loan too.
And even though the week of Fernandes’s arrival saw Woodward’s mansion attacked by frustrated fans, the CEO has engaged supporters to promise them he will back coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the transfer market.
In his introductory remarks to a recent fans’ forum, Woodward said: “The signing of Bruno Fernandes and return of key players from injury will be a boost to Ole and the squad as we head into the second half of the season.
“We remain in contention in the Europa League and the FA Cup, as well as for Champions League qualification, so there is still lots to play for.
“However, as a club and a board, we do recognise that we are not yet where we want to be.
“It is the overwhelming priority of everyone at the club to get us back to regularly challenging for Premier League and Champions League titles.
“Our aim is to ensure that we continue to achieve consistency in quality of recruitment.”