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Manchester United government vice-chairman Ed Woodward is not going to be becoming a member of the membership’s pre-season tour, Sky Sports activities Information understands.
It’s understood Woodward believes that staying within the UK is necessary to conduct switch enterprise forward of the brand new season.
He was not current on the Australian leg of United’s pre-season tour or in attendance at their 1-Zero win over Inter Milan within the Worldwide Champions Cup in Singapore on Saturday.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s aspect now face Tottenham on the Hongkou Stadium in Shanghai on Thursday earlier than they return to Europe to complete their pre-season preparations with fixtures in opposition to Kristiansund in Oslo and AC Milan on the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.
It’s understood that United have rejected a bid of £53.9m from Inter Milan for Romelu Lukaku, whereas they’ve been linked with strikes for Leicester defender Harry Maguire and Newcastle’s Sean Longstaff.
It’s the first time Woodward has missed the membership’s pre-season tour since taking the place in 2013.
Sky Sports activities Information additionally understands David de Gea will signal a brand new long-term contract that can make him the best-paid goalkeeper on this planet.
United additionally confirmed this week that Nicky Butt has been promoted to the newly created function of head of first-team improvement at Outdated Trafford.
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