A lot of flack being directed towards Mourinho but surely an equal amount of blame lies with Woodward? We started the transfer window hopeful we'd sign Sandro, Willian and yet we've signed none of them. Ditto last season with Perisic. Mourinho's said he's given a list of 5 players to Woodward, wanted two, but thinks we'll only get 1 (if that). We've known we've been crying out for new full backs and a RW, and we've yet to sign either a LB or a RW and it looks very unlikely that we're going to do so. We've spent almost the same as City this summer, despite them having a far superior squad to us and having outspent us significantly in the previous two summers. Liverpool have a team that did very well in the second half of last season after adding Van Dijk, reached the CL final, and have now spent another £160m upgrading their team. All the while Woodward seems to be going after Maguire who'd cost £70m+ or players who aren't for sale. This season we've seen Mahrez, Malcom, Lemar, Gelson and Moura (Jan) move and done nothing - all players that could've improved RW for us. Players like Sarr, Perisic still obtainable. Either Woodward is a really bad negotiator or it just seems likely that he doesn't want to spend the funds, and imo that's what's really hampering us this summer and will hamper us throughout this coming season. Of course Mourinho's list of 5 players could've been just really unobtainable players but surely we'd have backups in place?