Woodward explains why he blocked transfers for Mourinho at Man United

first_img Jose Mourinho has made an excellent start to life as Spurs manager The club have since made Harry Maguire the most expensive defender of all time, signing the Englishman for £80million last summer.When asked earlier this season if Maguire was someone he wanted during his time in charge of United, Mourinho said: “He arrived one year later.”However, the 56-year-old is far more content with the squad he has inherited at Tottenham, where he has won his opening two matches in charge. LIVE on talkSPORT Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this week It’s no secret Mourinho was desperate to sign a centre-back, but the only players that arrived during the summer of 2018 were Fred, Diogo Dalot and Lee Grant.Woodward told United We Stand: “It is true that there was a difference of opinion on one or two players between the manager and the recruitment department.“Sometimes I have to be one who delivers the ‘no’, which isn’t easy, because our natural tendency is to back the manager in every possible circumstance, but we have to listen to the recruitment experts too.” 2 Astana vs Manchester United (Thursday, 3:50pm) – talkSPORT 2Braga vs Wolves (Thursday, 5:55pm) – talkSPORT 2Swansea vs Fulham (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Newcastle vs Manchester City (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORTCharlton vs Sheffield Wednesday (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Tottenham vs Bournemouth (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Southampton vs Watford (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORT Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has revealed he vetoed ‘one or two’ of Jose Mourinho’s transfer targets.The former Red Devils manager, now at Tottenham, constantly blamed United’s lack of investment for their poor form leading up to his sacking last December. Getty Images – Getty AFP or licensors Woodward has broken his silence on the transfer policy during Mourinho’s spell 2 Upon arrival in north London, he said: “Players… the best gift are the ones that are here. I don’t need players, I am happy with the players that I have. I just need time to understand them better to know everything about them.“My gift is this squad, it is very good.”Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT. We’ll bring you THREE live Premier League commentaries across our network this Saturday, including Tottenham vs Bournemouth (15:00)last_img read more