Three reasons Ed Woodward is driving Manchester United fans bonkers this summer
Manchester United’s flurry of June signings has not materialised.
One signing has been made so far, Dan James from Swansea City.
United fans are understandable getting more and more wound up.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said he wanted as many as five players in by July 1. Time is running out to meet that target.
Chief executive Ed Woodward is not showing the urgency United need.
It demonstrates an ongoing disregard for the football club, and it’s obvious why Jose Mourinho was left fuming last summer.
He is undermining Solskjaer, who should be the most important man at the club.
It doesn’t help that the one signing United have made, is a winger from the Championship.
Signing just one player would be easier to stomach if it was a big name.
Woodward’s stubborn nature has made him so far unable to meet Crystal Palace’s asking price for Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
The concept of transfer fees is simple, it’s supply and demand. If you want a player, pay the asking price.
United are trying to get around it with cheap add-on clauses, The Mail report.
Inability to multi-task
The Wan-Bissaka saga has been so frustrating because it has taken up the past fortnight.
No progress appears to have been made with regard to other deals, other than a botched approach for Issa Diop.
Midfield is an area United badly need to strengthen. But while Woodward drags out upgrading the defence, other improvements appear to be on hold.
It underlines the incompetence which has blighted Woodward’s six years in the role.
What is your biggest Woodward gripe so far this summer?