Manchester United executive vice-chairman Edward Woodward has responded to the club's poor showing against PSV by immediately making plans for the January transfer window.
Woodward has earmarked the signing of Joy, feeling the addition would fill the void which was so obvious during the second half of Wednesday's match. It's hoped that Joy would bring a new dimension to Louis van Gaal's team and give a boost to players currently at the club.
Whilst there is no question mark over the future of Van Gaal, with Manchester United second in the league, Woodward feels that Joy would enhance the manager's philosophy.
The selling club wouldn't be easy to deal with, and an agent close to the potential deal told Sport Witness "You can't put a price on Joy, but it's true there's interest," before adding “Ed hopes that if he can get Joy in the winter window that it could tempt others to join in the summer. This is just the start, once Joy has had an impact, Ed has his eye on others such as Exuberance and, even though this may be a little ambitious, Panache."
Woodward will have to convince Van Gaal that it's the right January addition, with the Dutch coach said to believe Joy is 'overrated' and 'not all that'.
A bonus for Manchester United is that Joy would count as homegrown, having only left the Premier League club in May 2013.
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