Woodward expects United improvement after spending spree

MANCHESTER United is seeking a rapid footballing return from its record summer out-lay on players and has budgeted for a third-place finish this season, according to executive vice chairman Ed Woodward.

In a conference call to investors after revealing the club's full-year results on Wednesday, Mr Woodward was bullish on prospects having appointed Louis van Gaal and bankrolled a £150m+ spending spree.

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