Over the years, the transfer windows have really escaped out of the control of the clubs and have carved a niche audience within the domain of the supporters.
As leaks and rumors get more and more accurate about potential signings, the opinions of the eagle-eyed supporters grow more informed.
As of such, no longer can a transfer window end with a club controlling the narrative of the players bought and sold as the fans are more or less aware of the successes and failures of the outfit during the period.
Now, one person at Manchester United, in particular, seems to be facing the brunt of the anger.
Manchester United fans aren’t happy with the club’s relative inactivity during this transfer period- one that was expected to be a massive overhaul.
In fact, it seems likely that the three signings of Daniel James, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, and Harry Maguire will be the only arrivals at Old Trafford by the time deadline day wraps up.
As of such, supporters of the Red Devils took to Twitter to critique Ed Woodward for his lack of efficiency during the window. They managed to get #WoodwardOut trending as tweet after tweet blasted the vice-chairman for his awful transfer dealings.
In the 6 years Woodward has been in charge weve only finished in the top 4 twice.
Promises a rebuild and has a 75m net spend, lower than ASTON VILLA ffs#WoodwardOut
— Stu Hannam (@StuHannam) August 8, 2019
— #GlazersOut (@GlazersOut1999) August 8, 2019
— United Xtra (@LionelLingard) August 8, 2019
— Red Devil Bible (@RedDevilBible) August 8, 2019
It has to be mentioned that some of the claims linking the side to multiple players this close to deadline day may be pure exaggerations, thus further stoking the ire of these frustrated supporters.
However, it is the obvious lack of direction elsewhere that has got fans most riled up. The fact that Bruno Fernandes still hasn’t been signed seems to be pegged entirely on Woodward’s refusal to meet the asking price from the Portuguese outfit.
It will be interesting to see just how influential the three players that have arrived so far will be. It also has to be mentioned that a massive splurge hasn’t gone well for United in the past either and this outburst may be indicative of a larger problem at the club.