Five clubs have voted against the Premier League’s proposed shortening of the transfer window.

The vote was to bring the window forward to thebefore the season commences, with August 9 picked as the date. 14 teams voted yes, while Burnley abstained.

Manchester United, Manchester City, Crystal Palace, Watford and Swansea rejected the vote, which is seemingly in complete contradiction from their manager’s opinion.

United boss Jose Mourinho said in August: “As a football manager and not a market man – somebody who wants to work with the team and the players – I would prefer the window to close as soon as possible.

“Of course I will meet with Mr [Ed] Woodward [the United executive vice chairman] because I know that he will want to share my opinion, so I think very soon we are going to have a decision.”

Man City boss Pep Guardiola said in July: “Unfortunately the market finishes on August 31. I think that’s a huge mistake from UEFA. “I think the market should finish when we start the season.

“It’s too long, too large. We are playing here with guys who maybe will not continue, or with players who are coming but are not here.”

Swansea manager Clement said: “Our club would support that decision. The majority of clubs are in favour but maybe all have to be for it to go through. It could happen next year.”