A center-back is all Jose Mourinho really wanted in this summer transfer window, and a center-back is what he never got.
Ed Woodward simply failed to bring in one high quality central defender to Old Trafford in the months gone by, and that has not gone down well with his manager and the fans.
The supporters have voiced their opinions on the Chief Executive off late, and the weekend game at Burnley saw them raise their protest game to another level.
“Ed Woodward A Specialist In Failure” is what a banner read as it flew attached to a plane passing over Turf Moor.
The fans believe the club simply did not want to reel in the manager’s demands, but latest rumours might suggest otherwise. Sources have shockingly claimed that Manchester United were actually close to bringing in a sensational late signing, but simply ran out of time in the end.
The club was all ready to get in Diego Godin from Atletico Madrid on deadline day, and even organised a private jet to fetch the player. However, the breaking down of the deal forced them to cancel it all and leave the fans fuming.
United were super serious about landing their target, as they even activated the 32-year-old’s £18 million buy-out clause.
But the Red Devils later learned that the defender had been offered a better contract by the La Liga club, and that was convincing enough to let him stay.
Eventually, all Godin became was a name on a long list of defenders United failed to sign, including Toby Alderweireld, Jerome Boateng, and Harry Maguire.