‘Acting like we have a transfer ban … Ed Woodward must leave #WoodwardOut’: Man United fans are voicing anger on social media as Chelsea spit out the money … with some petitioning and demanding the board back Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the market!
- Manchester United have not yet made any transfer purchases in this summer period
- By contrast, all of United’s top four rivals were proactive in the market
- Many Red Devils fans have used social media to express their displeasure
Manchester United supporters have used social media to express their annoyance at the club’s inactivity so far during this summer transfer window.
The 10-week window officially opened on July 27, it closes on October 5, but almost a month later, there are no newcomers to Old Trafford.
The Red Devils only ended their long season nine days ago when they lost to Sevilla in the semi-finals of the Europa League.
Man United fans have expressed anger at their lack of activity in the transfer market
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hasn’t made any additions to his squad this summer
In contrast, the four rivals Chelsea have been busy signing Timo Werner this summer
Ben Chilwell is also on the verge of moving to Chelsea from Leicester on a £ 50 million deal
However, the club has not yet made any additions to a squad that reached the top four on the final day of the season, while also losing in the semi-finals of three separate cup competitions.
This coupled with the fact that all of their top four rivals have been busy in the market, particularly Chelsea, has left many United supporters confused.
Chelsea, who rushed United to third place in the Premier League via goal differnece, had already signed Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner before the season ended and are nearing deals for Kai Havertz, Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva and Malang Sarr.
The Blues’ proactivity compared to United’s is a sad sight for the latter’s fan base.
“ Man United pretends we have a transfer ban, ” wrote @Mr_Ceyram, noting that Chelsea was not allowed to do a signing last year.
One fan said United was acting like Chelsea when they got a transfer ban this time last year
‘Chelsea only finished behind #mufc on goal difference last season, but makes 4+ top, top signings,’ hit @ JoshGI97. “The united board must wake up, otherwise we will be left behind next season.”
@RheeMUFC echoed those sentiments by writing: ‘Chelsea has signed Werner and Ziyech and will sign Havertz, Thiago Silva and Chilwell.
#MUFC has not signed and appears to be nobody. How are we ever going to compete for a first title if we don’t make any purchases? We’re just sitting ducks. ‘
Meanwhile @TheUnitedLink said: ‘Chelsea don’t want to chase third place, they want the title and the board backs Lampard. It’s extremely embarrassing how United has approached the window so far. ‘
Many United fans compared their famine to Chelsea’s party with their plethora of acquisitions
@ ReadorDead07 simply called for changes at the top club – he aimed his furor at United executive vice chairman Ed Woodward – and called for him to leave.
“Ed Woodward must leave #WoodwardOut #mufc,” read a tweet Monday evening.
@theutdjournal has even gone so far as to launch a petition demanding board back manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the transfer market.
‘Enough is enough!’ they tweeted. ‘Ole needs players to get Manchester United back to the top, and our board so far hasn’t shown any signs of doing it this summer!
Some fans asked for board changes, while others petitioned to support Solskjaer
Collective movement brings change, so we urge you #mufc fans to sign this up.
The petition is meant to deliver the players and things that will bring Manchester United back to the top, not something to do with the well-known protests against the owners as we know the last part will not happen anytime soon.
To our dear fellow Reds who think this petition won’t do anything, let’s clear up. This petition is directly related to the emails from the Glazers & Ed Woodward, so if this gets massive support, at least they’ll SEE the response. So please SIGN & RT! #mufc. ‘
Some United supporters were more lighthearted with their despair by accompanying their displeasure with images like memes.
Some fans used light-hearted photos to summarize their feelings about the club at the moment