Jose Mourinho wants two more signings; is Ed Woodward the man to get them for him?


Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has stated that he would like to make two more signings this summer. So far this summer, Diogo Dalot, Fred, and Lee Grant have all arrived at the Theatre of Dreams leaving the Portuguese manager seeming to strengthen his defence with a central defender and another forward, which could address the problems on the right-wing, which has been a problem area for a number of years. The summer transfer window will close in 16 days, after today, not giving a lot of time to get things done.

Mourinho spoke to ESPN FC where he was asked about transfers, seemingly with news reports still emerging about new additions yet Grant being the last player to arrive a number of weeks ago now. Some supporters are moaning again on social media, which never seems to change, responding to every tweet the club puts out telling them to ‘announce somebody’, which is getting to be pretty pathetic. It just goes to show the mentality of some of these so-called supporters, who do not seem to do much support but a hell of a lot of moaning. Mourinho, when asked, said:

“One thing is what I would like. Another thing is what is going to happen. I would get two more players.”

Obviously, the manager would not go into details about the players he was interested in signing. If the suggestion of a central defender and a forward, to play on the right-wing was right, Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld has been linked to United since late last season, also with Willian, who has been chased by Barcelona, that seemingly being ended with the fact Malcom, who was once linked to United, will move to the Catalan club instead. Gareth Bale has been hotly linked to United also but the viability of a deal for the Welshman seems to reduce as the days go on and I don’t think there was much of a chance anyway.

The Manchester Evening News maintains that United are still interested in Alderweireld, whose worth could have risen after a good FIFA World Cup, which saw Belgium finish in third place, also with Leicester City’s Harry Maguire, who had a good tournament with England linked. Both players will be costly which adds to the speculation as to whether a deal is possible. It seems so easy for other clubs to conduct transfer business and United seem to drag their heels and take so much time to get anything done.

This ends up with the manager being blamed for a bad summer window, turning more so-called supporters against him, when the real perpetrators of the problems seem to be able to continue in the same way each transfer window. These problems have been rife under the management of Sir Alex Ferguson, David Moyes, Louis van Gaal and now Mourinho, yet it is all Mourinho’s fault? The lack of patience, common sense and ability to think seems to miss some people, who see something on social media and adopt the mentality themselves. Where did free thought go exactly?

The moaning has been rife for what seems like years on social media. When Manchester United win matches or make a signing, there seems to be a lot of joy, for a short period of time. Then the general mardy mood returns and the moaning starts again. If United lose or draw, these people call for the manager to be sacked, which is fickle in itself and when they don’t get a player which the media had suggested ‘could be’ Old Trafford bound, they kick off again. What really is wrong with people today?

If these people cannot get through a transfer window without stomping their feet, how the hell would they react if they had to liberate the beaches of Normandy in 1944? If we lived in an ideal world, things would run smoothly and there would be no moaning. However, there is nothing ideal about the world we live in. There is no respect for anyone or anything anymore. If you speak your mind, you end up with people opposing you until you either give up or adopt the opinion they want you to adopt. What a life!

If United bring in the players Mourinho wants, obviously he will be happier. If you take one thing from this article, it should be to stop, think for yourself and think about all of the different things that can be at play here. Is everything Jose Mourinho’s fault? Most people think he signs players personally, yet when you look at the players who have arrived this summer, Mourinho was on holiday and preparing for his punditry for the World Cup. Now is it really his fault? He’s done his bit by telling those above him who he would like. It’s not like he just presses a few buttons and it is done.

You should all know what Ed Woodward is like. Remember the time whereby he left Australia during the pre-season tour in the summer of 2013 to attend to urgent transfer business? That was on the 17 July 2013, a summer where not only were United linked to Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Cesc Fabregas and many more, but also a summer which resulted in the panic signing of Marouane Fellaini for £27.5 million on deadline day, despite the fact the Belgian was available for £4 million less a month earlier. Ed Woodward is culpable for United’s reluctance in the transfer market and the Glazers are pulling the strings.

Ed Woodward is culpable for United’s reluctance in the transfer market and the Glazers are pulling the strings. It is something that has been around for five years now, with Woodward at the helm and when you think of all those times that Sir Alex Ferguson uttered the words “there is no value in the market”, I am sure you may start to see that the problems outdate Mourinho by a decade or more. You see, the Glazers, despite turning United into a corporate dream, have also used the club as a money spinner for themselves. When the bubble has burst, they will move to another cash cow.

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