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By Simon Stone
BBC Sport
Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward says asserts non-football individuals take significant football decisions in the Old Trafford club area myth andan insult.
United are 12th in the Premier League and 15 points behind leaders Liverpool, that they play Sunday (16:30 BST).
It has been claimed Woodward has too much influence on Solskjaers squad, and Jose Mourinhos ahead of him.
But Woodward says decisions on gamers arenot created by senior management.
Amid Uniteds current struggles, particular attention was paid for their failure after it became Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku are departing for Inter Milan, to signal a striker.
It is understood Juventus front-man Mario Mandzukic was considered but the club decided against making a move.
The conclusion appears to have backfired as United have struggled for goals – scoring just five times in their seven league matches.
Woodward, talking at the annual assembly of the club, says some of the allegations which have been made lately are mistaken.
There is a myth that we have non-football folks making football decisions, he explained. I think thats insulting to the amazing individuals working on the side in this club
He added:Weve expanded our recruiting department in recent years and we believe this now runs in a very efficient and effective way.
Player decisions and recommendations are worked on by this department and from the first-team manager and his team, not from senior management.
Woodward has come under fire lately, although the clubs owners, the Glazer familymembers, were the field of supporter discontent throughout the defeat at Newcastle on 6 October.
It is being stressed funds will be accessible should signings emerge in January, and it is regarded as a month in making sure that a disappointing season does not career from control by some.
Club sources know the situation is far below expectations.
That is Uniteds worst start to a league campaign in 30 decades, together with no more than one goal in any sport since the 4-0 victory over Chelsea on the opening day of this effort and three wins from 11 games in all competitions.
Nevertheless any mid-season recruitment will be accomplished with a perspective. Signing gamers that are older for the interest of it is being ruled out.
Uniteds three summer signings – Aaron Wan-Bissaka Harry Maguire and also Daniel James – all have made a positive effect.
The changes we saw over the summer have resulted in a really young squad, said Woodward.
But it is also a squad, with the players and the civilization, that provides a base camp for us to build and grow out of as we begin our new journey.
Solskjaer has power of veto over any signing and confronted with the possibility of either operating with a slimmed down squad or enrolling players under the level he desired went for the alternative.
Senior United amounts accepted this even though everybody, from the director down, knew it attracted inherent risk, especially when injuries struck that they have.
Solskjaer is under pressure to turn the situation that is current around.
Sources are adamant the 46-year-old retains the support of Woodward along with also the Glazer family.
Woodward stated the club required to be individual and its known that a heavy defeat at home to Liverpool on Sunday would not change the circumstance.
The middle part of last year, after Oles arrival, feels relevant to what we would like to reach and where we want to be, said Woodward.
We saw a group playing fast, fluid football, using a transparent representation of this design and philosophy the manager needs.
Ole has also instilled the discipline back into an environment in which we might have lacked it in recent years. Hes building a squad which respects the history, in which players honor their team-mates and work hard of the club. No-one is bigger than the heart.
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