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Woodward could go against Solskjaer’s wishes

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Rumors out of Colombia suggest that despite Ole Gunnar Solskjaer rejecting the player Ed Woodward is considering signing James Rodriguez.

It has been clear since his appointment as Manchester United CEO, transfer dealings are Ed Woodward’s weakness.

From his disastrous first window with David Moyes, to losing millions with the ins and outs from Van Gaal’s tenure. Then the link up with Mino Raiola during the Jose Mourinho era saw things going from bad to worse when it came to transfers.

It’s fair to say that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has faired batter than most with his acquisitions. The Norwegian has carefully handpicked his players and Woodward even though he may have overpaid has delivered.

But there is now talk of a super-agent Jorge Mendes linking up with the Red Devil’s CEO to do a deal that the United manager has already rejected.

The Colombian press believes that Mendes is trying to convince Woodward to bring in his client James Rodrguez from Real Madrid.

Los Blancos are desperate to offload the player and he is likewise looking for a new club.

Solskjaer has apparently already said he has no interest in the player no matter the price, but Woodward still dreams of so-called galactico signings.

Surely Woodward is not going to risk undoing everything Ole Gunnar has worked so had to achieve?

Odds Changer has Manchester United as the Premier League side with the shorts odds to sign the 2014 Wold Cup golden boot winner. With the Red Devils being quoted at six to one to sign the player for £28.1M.

Would this be a good deal, or will it go down as another bum deal?