The season hasn’t yet started but it appears Jose Mourinho’s relationship with Manchester United CEO Ed Woodward has already hit the rocks, according to reports.
The Portuguese has been grumpy all through their pre-season tour of the United States and is understood to be at loggerheads with Woodward over United’s transfer policy, with the Red Devils boss wanting to see more signings before the close of the English transfer window in early August.
However, Woodwardis reluctant to release more funds to manager Mourinho, who has spent more than £70million so far on Brazil midfielder Fred, Portuguese right back Diogo Dalot and reserve goalkeeper Lee Grant, according to the Daily Mail.
United’s squad will be strengthened when Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku, Ashley Young and Jesse Lingard, among others, return from their post-World Cup holidays but Mourinho is anxious to recruit further and presented Woodward with a list of five names ‘a few months ago’.
There is no doubt United have the financial power to bid for targets and the inertia that Mourinho perceives has nothing to do with any kind of cash-flow issues. Woodward, though, has taken a stand not to release more money and that has startled his manager, the report further claims.