Ever since David Gill the former Chief Executive of Manchester United left the club Ed Woodward has had a difficult time obtaining big summer transfer targets. David Gill signed Wayne Rooney, Nemanja Vidic, Michael Carrick and David De Gea as some of the notable signings that has been influential in the club’s success. When you look at Ed Woodward signings some have underperformed and has been disappointing.
Maroaune Fellaini was an average signing. Now don’t get me wrong Fellaini had some big moments with some winning goals for United, but other than that he didn’t really make a big consistent impact. Guillermo Varela made few appearances for us so that didn’t work out either. Other transfer failures include Morgan Schneiderlin, Falcao, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Memphis Depay.
However, he along with Louis Van Gaal got some very good signings in to the club as well. Those include Anthony Martial and Ander Herrera. He brought in some big name players with the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Eric Bailly, Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku under Jose Mourinho. Last season was far from his best in only being able to bring in Fred, Diogo Dalot and Lee Grant. Even though we were linked with big star signings like Harry Maguire, Toby Alderweireld and Yerry Mina.
If United has to compete with the Barcelona’s and Real Madrid’s of this world we will need to make some important signings in order to win trophies. During Woodward’s tenure so far if I had to give him a grade it would be Fair. So he has made some very good signings and some bad ones. Jose Mourinho was disappointed with the squad that had to work with last season and we couldn’t sign any world class players or even come close to it.
But this summer he would need to replace at least 5 or 6 players in the team with real quality players that will make us the best in England and one of the best clubs in Europe again.
Do you think Ed Woodward can get it right this season?