Man United fans are signing a petition for Ed Woodward to be sacked

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Ed Woodward is not a popular man at Old Trafford.

Manchester United have fallen behind their rivals in recent years largely due to their failures in the transfer market.

And many United fans think Woodward is accountable.

As the summer transfer window closes, United have made just three summer signings: Daniel James, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Harry Maguire.

Although all three are young British players with bags of potential, fans of the club expected more.

Romelu Lukaku is now close to leaving for Inter Milan and reports have suggested it is 'unlikely' that they will sign a replacement.

That seems to have been the final straw for United fans, who have got #WoodwardOut trending on Twitter.

And fans of the club are also signing a petition calling on the club to remove Woodward from his position.

Although the petition was created a few months back, it is now gathering momentum and has been signed by over 350 fans.

Ed Woodward: A specialist in failure! banner was created by United fans

"Since his appointment in 2013, Ed Woodward has presided over an abysmal track record of failure in the transfer market," it reads.

"His first window saw the farcical failure to bring Ander Herrera to the club and subsequent overpayment for Marouane Fellaini, which demonstrated a clear lack of knowledge/ability.

"He has also handed lucrative new contracts to mediocre squad members, while also vastly overpaying wages to new signings, and breaking the club's wage structure in the process.

"Finally, he overruled the club's manager (Jose Mourinho) in the 2018/19 summer transfer window by refusing to purchase a new centre back.

Fans of had enough of Ed Woodward overseeing transfer activity

"This arguably hampered any chance of the club competing for the Premier League title and may yet result in failure to qualify for the financially crucial Champions League.

"The board need to sack Ed Woodward and install a qualified individual in his place with experience of the football transfer market.

"Woodward has proven apt at securing sponsorship deals, and if a commercial role can be found for him then that is entirely fair.

"However he should have no say whatsoever in negotiating future player acquisitions."

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