Woodward can’t trust Mourinho with transfer spree – Sutton

Date published: Monday 3rd December 2018 11:05

Chris Sutton has questioned whether Jose Mourinho should be trusted to spend more money by Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.

The Portuguese coach has spent around £300million since he arrived at the club, while his summer transfers have been disappointing so far this season.

United have been inconsistent this term with their latest poor result coming against Southampton – who have since sacked Mark Hughes – in a 2-2 draw at the weekend.

Mourinho‘s side sit in seventh position in the Premier League, eight points off the Champions League places, while they are now 16 points off the summit.

“With the transfer window opening in less than a month’s time, Manchester United face a huge decision,” Sutton wrote in his Daily Mail column.

“Do they back Jose Mourinho with the funds to turn their season around?

“Given Mourinho’s track record at Old Trafford, I cannot see how Ed Woodward can trust him.

“The most damning thing about United is that their manager is far more watchable than the team.

“His touchline antics and post-match outbursts are more entertaining than what his players are able to produce on the pitch. That should never be the case.

“Having already spent close to £300million, there is no guarantee Mourinho can get them out of this malaise with another spree.”

 

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