Ed Woodward has three days until the transfer window shuts

Not for the first time this summer, Jose Mourinho has turned the spotlight on Manchester United chief Ed Woodward as the clock ticks down towards the end of the transfer window.

‘My CEO knows what I want for quite a long time, I know he tries to do the best for me and I still have a few days to wait to see what happens,’ said Mourinho on Sunday, echoing comments he made during an extraordinary outburst on tour in Michigan last month. ‘If we don’t make our team better it will be a difficult season for us.’It is a not-so-tactful ploy by Mourinho to exert pressure on Woodward, and another sign that all is not well between the manager and executive vice-chairman.

Anyone who witnessed the meeting between the two men in the tunnel after United’s final tour game against Real Madrid in Miami could see the awkward body language.

With just three days to go until the window closes, MailOnline analyses United’s transfer strategy and the relationship between the two men behind it.

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