Is there perhaps one thing people are forgetting in this? Have Woodward or Judge signed players on their own? Have not all new signings been made according to what the manager at any given time has wanted? What I´m saying if you look at Van Gaal and Mourinho signings I doubt they were handpicked for them by Woodward and co. I am certain no players have been signed or given contract extensions unless the managers were in agreement about that.