05 October 2020 20:35

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Manchester United chief executive Ed Woodward has been told his failure to properly replace Sir Alex Ferguson has seen him make the same mistake as Arsenal. Transfer deadline day LIVE: Man Utd to sign two and every done deal United are facing fierce criticism in the wake of their damning 6-1 defeat at home to Tottenham and with little action taking place in the summer window fans are rightly upset. Jadon Sancho was identified as the club's No.1 target but they failed to meet Borussia Dortmund's August 10 deadline. Dortmund are now standing firm with their stance and United have been left scrambling. A loan offer for Ousmane Dembele has been rejected by Barcelona and it now seems they're left with signing free agent Edinson Cavani.

It's not the first time United have flopped in the transfer window in recent years and seems to have become a running theme at the club. JUST IN: Man Utd in advanced talks over fourth deadline day transfer but face work permit issue Sergio Romero's wife Eliana Guercio has blasted Manchester United chief Ed Woodward for blocking the Argentine's move away from Old Trafford this summer. Romero has fallen down to third in the pecking order following Dean Henderson's return from a loan spell with Sheffield United. David De Gea has started the season as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's No 1 and Henderson has been given a chance in the Carabao Cup. Deadline day blog: All the updates as Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool hunt deals Romero, who started the 2014 World Cup final for Argentina, has been De Gea's understudy for the past few years. Aston Villa, Leeds and Everton have all considered a swoop for the 33-year-old this summer but Woodward has blocked every effort.

It is thought the Red Devils will not let their third-choice keeper leave unless their £10million price tag is met. Manchester United must sign a centre-back and a defensive midfielder if they want to qualify for the Champions League this season, reckons former Aston Villa striker Gabby Agbonlahor. United have lost two of their first three matches of the new Premier League season and were hammered for six on Sunday. Tottenham's 6-1 win dealt a major gut punch to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and co, who had also lost their previous home game of the season against Crystal Palace. The Red Devils already trail the likes of Everton, Leicester, Arsenal and Liverpool by six points or more – although they have a game in hand on the quartet.

But already the top-four prospects of United are being question, with Solskjaer's chаrges hаving conceded 11 goаls in three gаmes to leаve them sаt 16th. And Agbonlаhor, who spent 13 yeаrs in Villа's first teаm аnd scored 86 goаls in 391 gаmes, feаrs thаt unless United recuit in defence аnd in defensive midfield before tonight's 11pm trаnsfer deаdline, they will miss out to their rivаls. "I wаnt to see Mаnchester United sign а centre-bаck in the next five hours аnd а defensive midfielder," he told Sky Sports News. PREMIER LEAGUE ON TV:Get NOW TV's Sky Sports seаson pаss now аnd sаve 25 per cent