Patrice Evra has called on Manchester United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward to be more suspicious of people’s motives in the transfer window.
The former United left-back was critical of the club’s transfer activity so far in this window and while he refused to criticise Woodward in a 20-minute video posted on his own social media channels, he did say the 48-year-old was too trusting.
Evra also warned of the dangers of leaving transfer negotiations in the hands of Matt Judge, with the focus on accountancy costing United in the transfer window.
So far only Donny van de Beek has been signed this summer and after United lost to Crystal Palace on the opening day of the season Evra recorded a video at home where he let off steam about his former club’s plight.
“The only problem I would say to Ed Woodward is that he trusts in people and he should never trust them. He even trusts some people outside the club, that’s what I can say about that,” he said.
“Ole is trying to change that, he’s trying to speak to the player like Ferguson used to.”
Evra insists United don’t need to sign half-a-dozen players to improve the team, but does want to see more effort made to land top targets, such as Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho.
“Under Fergie and David Gill we didn’t have anything in the paper but bam-bam-bam-bam, Van Persie, Evra, Vidic, Ferdinand, everything was fast, they go and talk face to face.
“But now it’s Matt Judge, we send lawyers to talk with players and when you send a lawyer they talk about numbers, they’re not people from the football world.”