Rather amazingly, the Manchester United fans propping up the bar in the Transfer Tavern believe the only man at Old Trafford not to hugely underperform this season is Ed Woodward.
Having largely become a laughing stock at the Theatre of Dreams, the much-maligned chief executive went out and sealed big deals for the Red Devils in the summer, landing the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba.
In fact, it’s a wonder just where Jose Mourinho would be right now if it wasn’t for Woodward, which is quite a scary thought indeed.
Still, the Portuguese is able to rely heavily on him as he bids to bring both he and the team as a whole out of their slump.
Surely he’ll do so again in January, which represents a natural time to bring in some much-needed reinforcements, either to bed in ahead of next season or provide the necessary impetus to shoot up the league.
With that in mind, here are TWO things Mourinho must ask Woodward for in January.
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