Former Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal has said there are 'structural problems' at the club, which affect transfers and signing of new players.
The now-retired coach managed the Red Devils and led them to the FA Cup win in 2016, but was sacked after a series of uninspiring performances.
According to the Dutch, the club did not 'refresh' enough during transfer windows, and it is the same thing haunting them currently.
"The problem begins with, of course, that Manchester United was never refreshed. I think when you are a manager you have to refresh every year to keep the team-building process going," Van Gaal told The Guardian.
"I didn’t always get the players that I want. That’s the problem. There is Woodward and his right hand is [head of corporate development] Matt Judge," he added.
"I thought always Manchester United can buy every player because they have a lot of power. Seemingly a few players were not reachable for Manchester United. I cannot understand but it was like that,"
Van Gaal spent over £300million during his time at United and brought in 12 players, including Angel Di Maria and Memphis Depay, who were later shipped to PSG and Lyon respectively after failing to impress at United.