Manchester United fans call for Woodward to be sacked

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Manchester United signed Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini for £27.5 million on transfer deadline day - but that move was not enough for 81,000 angry United fans.

The Red Devils seemed to lack strategy and conviction in the transfer window throughout the summer and now the club's fans are calling for Woodward to suffer the consequences.

Having failed to bring in Barcelona duo Thiago Alcantara and Cesc Fabregas, Woodward was then involved in one of the most bizarre deadline day incidents in recent memory.

Impostors posing as Manchester United officials tried to negotiate the buyout clause for Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera - but the men involved were not thought to be representatives of the Old Trafford club at all.

As that move fell through, United were forced to return to Everton with a Fellaini bid worth £4 million more than they could have signed the Belgian international for prior to his £23.5 million buyout clause expiring on July 31.

And on popular Manchester United forum, a thread criticising Woodward and voicing their discontent at the club's transfer dealings has attracted more than 81,000 views.

Supporters describe themselves as "fuming" and dub Woodward as "a clown".

An angry poster adds: "There is simply no way anybody can defend Woodward, and he needs to be sacked right away before he can make our club look like any more of a joke."

The restless fans not only criticise United's chief executive, but the discontent fans went on to label the Fellaini signing as "underwhelming", "awful" and most damningly, "a taller version of Quinton Fortune".

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