Tony Gale says Ed Woodward has 'lost the plot'

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The Sky Sports pundit has criticised Manchester United's transfer business.

Sky Sports pundit Tony Gale has criticised Manchester United, in particular their executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward for the amount of time it has taken them to get their transfer business done this summer. 

So far, United have signed four players in the form of Luke Shaw, Ander Herrera, Marcos Rojo and Angel Di Maria, and manager Louis van Gaal has suggested that more business could be done ahead of Monday night's transfer deadline.

Gale compared the timing of United's business to that of Chelsea's given that Jose Mourinho's side did most of their transfer business early on in the window, and are showing little indication of signing any more players before the deadline.

In a discussion on Sky Sports' programme the Monday View, Gale said: "They've lost the plot Manchester United, Ed Woodward has lost the plot.

"Chelsea have done their signings way back, now we're talking about Man United waiting two days before the transfer window.

"I think late work is bad work because the longer you've got your players to get into a system, play in pre-season training and get used to the other lads in and around the place, the way the manager is the better it is. You can't be having a settling in stage when you're five, six games into the season for me because you're going to be behind the rest."

Herrera and Shaw were both part of the pre-season tour to the United States but only Herrera has managed to play a competitive game for the side so far with Shaw being ruled out with injury. Rojo has yet to make his first team bow whilst Di Maria only completed his move for Real Madrid on Tuesday.

It will take time for the players to find their feet, as Gale alluded to. The comments are understandable, but in most cases you don't buy players just for the one season.

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