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Jose Mourinho ‘frustrated’ by Ed Woodward’s lackadaisical approach

Jose Mourinho is ‘concerned’ that Manchester United have made no further additions in the transfer market ahead of their return to pre-season training.

United secured the signing of Sweden defender Victor Lindelof in early June, but have failed to build on that since.

However, the manager isn’t alone with his concerns regarding United’s lack of transfer activity. The fans are also growing impatient, and understandably so, and they want to see the team progress next season with Champions League football in the bag.

The club has been linked with a number of players but continues to stall when it comes to signing them. Mourinho had hoped targets such as Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata and Nemanja Matic of Chelsea would be signed before July 10 but with 7 days to go, United don’t look a bit closer to making that happen.

According to The Guardian, Mourinho ‘is becoming increasingly frustrated’ at the lackadaisical ways of executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, who ‘needs to rise to the challenge of securing their signatures before Sunday’.

The manager ‘will be dismayed’ if Lindelof is the only new face on the tour, as he wants players to be ‘integrated as early as possible’ into the squad. That was the plan all summer in order to prepare constructively for the new Premier League season beginning in just over a month.

Mourinho said on May 24, after United won the Europa League against Ajax: “Ed Woodward has my analysis, has what I want, what I would like for more than two months.

“Now it’s for him, now for the owners and the people who work with him [to sort], so I just wait.”

It’s time Woodward pulled his finger out.

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4 responses to “Jose Mourinho ‘frustrated’ by Ed Woodward’s lackadaisical approach”

  1. Anjan Kumar Dutta says:

    Woodwar’s approach to the summer transfer every year makes the manager and all the fans frustrated and worried. MU hierarchy should intervene if Woodward takes his own time to finalize the deals. Every year we noticed that we lost so many targets to competitors. Woodward must consider the wish of the Manager seriously; otherwise he should be replaced with more positive person.

  2. Zain addin says:

    Even without new striker or defensive midfielder I still think that MU are still a solid team …Mikhtaryan, Mata, Fellani, Rashford,Martial , Rooney ,Pogba & Harera ..all are quality players and they must score and create chances for them selves and the team…No more one man depended striker like Zlatan did for MU…

  3. Kelvin Nguh says:

    Yes they are great player but we need to strengthen our attack atleast two more attackers, if we had score more last season, it would have been a better season

  4. flourishingKing says:

    Well, I wonder what’s keeping Woodward from finalizing deals. Every football fan knows that United needs at least a prolific striker and a defensive midfielder for the coming season. He (Woodward) of all people should be worried for the lack of activity in the market especially when Jose has given him his targets 2 months before the season ended. When we turn to our next door, our city rivals did its business early and quick to show intent.
    The question is ” would you be able to muster the courage to blame JM when the transfer business are done late?’