Louis van Gaal has spent a quarter of a billion pounds since he was appointed manager of Manchester United in the summer of 2014.
The veteran Dutch coach has also allowed a host of experienced players to leave Old Trafford after he deemed them surplus to requirements.
You can count the number of successful signings Van Gaal has made on the fingers of one hand - and, as a result, Manchester United have decided to significantly reduce the amount of input the under-fire manager has on future transfer dealings.
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This is according to the Daily Mail - scroll down past the Liverpool content - who claim that all of the Red Devils’ transfer business is now going through, you guessed it, the club’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.
Woodward, remember, does not have a background in football and this must surely be a concern for Manchester United supporters. The 44-year-old is a former investment banker who just so happened to support the Premier League giants before eventually landing himself the top job at Old Trafford.
Van Gaal's transfer policy has been disastrous
But it seems Woodward reckons he could do a better job in the transfer market than Van Gaal, who has failed to get the best out of the likes of Memphis Depay, Radamel Falcao, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Morgan Schneiderlin, Matteo Darmian and record signing Angel di Maria amongst others.
United chiefs have also been left questioning Van Gaal’s judgement after he allowed Jonny Evans to leave the club. The Northern Irish defender has impressed at West Brom this season.
Di Maria, meanwhile, has been superb for Paris Saint-Germain and Javier Hernandez has scored goals for fun since leaving United for Bayer Leverkusen at the end of the summer transfer window.
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