Jose Mourinho Unhappy With Lack Of Transfer Activity At Old Trafford
All is not rosy in the gardens of Old Trafford. In fact it looks like Jose Mourinho is about to get very thorny over the lack of transfer activity at Old Trafford right now.
Back in May Jose Mourinho was a happy man as Manchester United won the Europa League final against Ajax and won themselves a place in next season's Champions League.
The United manager told reporters he was off on holiday and that his transfer wanted list was with the club, "Ed Woodward has my list, what I want, what I would like for more than two months. So now it's up to him and the owners."
Mourinho added the Europa League and EFL Cup to his collection in his first season as United boss. Image: PA
According to reports at the time the former Real Madrid manager was hoping to have most, if not all of his recruits, by the time the team were setting off to America for their pre-season tour.
But with the club set to jet off to LA on Sunday they have only brought Victor Lindelof on board and according to several reports, including one by Yahoo Sports' Duncan Castles, Mourinho is on a 'collision course' with Woodward over the lack of activity so far.
And Mourinho's mood has been worsened by the fact that United's executive vice-chairman was spotted out in New Zealand watching the Lions at the weekend when the club should be in the middle of transfer negotiations.
Woodward has often been a figure for derision at United and needs to act quickly now or face the wrath of his manager and the fanbase. Image: PA
The 'Special One' has already been given the centre-back he wanted to reinforce his squad but is still hoping to add at least one midfielder as well as a winger and a striker but they haven't happened yet.
Alvaro Morata looks likely to be the striker United want to bring in but so far there's been no movement, Nemanja Matic could join from Chelsea but the Blues are waiting to bring in his replacement first.
The Red Devils have been frustrated in their chase of Inter's Ivan Perisic as the Italian club demand more money. If they want to challenge for the title in the coming season then Woodward really needs to get a move on.
The last thing United want is to recreate the executive vice-chairman's first summer in charge of transfers when he only signed Marouane Fellaini.