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Manchester United News: Jose Mourinho and Ed Woodward are at a boiling point over transfers
- Updated: July 30, 2018
Manchester United’s preseason preparations have surely taken a hit due to the absence of 17 first-team players due to extended holidays or injuries.
The lack of transfer activity hasn’t impressed manager Jose Mourinho too, and a recent report from the Daily Mail states that there is an apparent rift between Mourinho and club’s CEO, Ed Woodward.
According to Mourinho, he had given a shortlist of five targets two months ago. However, United have been successful in luring the likes of Fred, Diogo Dalot and Lee Grant.
Amongst the three, only Fred will be a guaranteed starter at the beginning of the season as Dalot is nursing an injury and Grant would play a bit-part role as the backup goalkeeper anyways.
However, United were expected to be much more active in the market, and it seems that gradually Mourinho is losing out on his desired players.
As we enter the final ten days of the transfer window, the air of desperation has increased significantly and the club will be looking to make some swift signings too.
The fact that makes United’s situation even more worrisome is the fact that the likes of Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal have plugged the holes in their squad and ensure to put up a worthy title challenge.
Manchester City already have a world-class squad at their disposal, and also have brilliant players at backups either.
The other top clubs seem to be making quick moves and getting their business done quite well, as United have struggled to strike negotiations with the likes of Toby Alderweirdeld and even Ivan Perisisc.
After two full-seasons as the boss of United, the pressure is on Jose to deliver with the Premier League title.
Hence, United’s dormant nature in the transfer market has certainly left him unimpressed and Woodward should look to make a couple of required signings in order to upgrade the quality of this squad.