Our Manchester United fans here in the Transfer Tavern really are looking forward to seeing their side splash the cash once again this summer.
Indeed, despite a fair amount of money being spent last year the men from Old Trafford could not mount a title challenge and that has to be the challenge for Jose Mourinho and his men in 2017/18.
The groundwork for that, though, starts now but it appears set to take a rather different approach than usual with Jose Mourinho admitting he does not want anything to do with the negotiation processes to come.
Indeed, the Portuguese boss said to VLT – via The Manchester Evening News:
“We played all of the games that were possible minus two.
“I got fed up and tired of football until the last day. I promised that you would not see me in football stadiums, and I stopped negotiating for players and being worried.
“I handed my list to the CEO in April and he has until August 31 to give me what I want, or not.”
Mourinho, then, is leaving it up to Ed Woodward to deliver the players he wants in this summer window and it remains to be seen just how he manages to get on.
Of course, Woodward did appear to do fairly well last summer – despite the big outlay on players – and so he might just be able to bring in who Jose wants without needing him involved in talks.
Thoughts, United fans? Let us know below!